Seattle Police bust suspected Renton drug trafficker

Police found thousands of grams of narcotics and a large collection of weapons in the suspect’s home

Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)

Some of the guns confiscated by police (screenshot from SPD website)

Following a months-long investigation, Narcotics Unit detectives and SWAT officers with the Seattle Police Department on Dec. 21 seized two dozen firearms and large quantities of fentanyl and other drugs, and arrested a suspected narcotics trafficker in Renton.

SWAT officers arrested the 43-year-old suspect outside an Issaquah hardware store, and later served a warrant at the man’s Renton home where they recovered 644 grams of fentanyl powder, which police say could produce approximately 300,000 counterfeit M30 pills, Approximately 3,000 fentanyl pills, 3,039 grams of methamphetamine, 310 grams of heroin, 242 grams of Xanax tablets, 1,667 grams of cocaine, 13 doses of fentanyl in vials, and 209 grams of suboxone.

Officers also found 17 handguns, four semi-automatic rifles, one shotgun, and two high-caliber, bolt action rifles with scopes.

Detectives booked the suspect, a convicted felon who is prohibited from owning firearms, into the King County jail for weapons and narcotics charges.


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