FOLLOWUP: See what police say the 9th SW raid brought in

(WSB photo, Tuesday night)

2:08 PM: Last night, we reported on a warrant operation in the 9200 block of 9th SW. Today, Seattle Police announced the results:

Detectives seized 13 pounds of meth and large quantities of heroin and oxycodone on Tuesday following a narcotics operation targeting a south-end drug dealer.

After purchasing narcotics from a 39-year-old South Seattle man over the last month, police arrested the dealer in Georgetown early Tuesday.

(Seattle Police photo)

Investigators searched his vehicle and recovered 334 grams of meth and 76 grams of heroin. They then served a warrant at a West Seattle home, in the 9200 block of 9th Avenue SW, in connection with the case, and seized a duffel bag containing over 13 pounds of methamphetamine, 53 grams of heroin, and 74 oxycodone pills from a trailer in the backyard. Police also arrested a 41-year-old man at the home in connection with the case. Both men were booked into the King County Jail for narcotics violations.

We’re checking now on the suspects’ status.

2:34 PM: Both remain in the King County Jail.

25 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: See what police say the 9th SW raid brought in"

  • 9th and Barton July 10, 2019 (2:55 pm)

    There were 2 kids involved. Looked to be about 11 and 3 years old.  Hope they are ok.  Is there any chance of getting a status report on the kiddos?  

    • WSB July 10, 2019 (2:58 pm)

      Not likely, sorry, that info is generally highly privacy-protected.

    • Danielle July 10, 2019 (5:23 pm)

      There were actually 3 kids (13,6,3) and we are all okay and well with our mother. Thank you so much for your concern.

      • Maria Stockstill July 12, 2019 (12:54 am)

        I am so glad that you guys are OK! I’m sorry that I haven’t seen you guys. I just moved back to Seattle. You can always email me if you need help and I can give you my phone number in a private message. Love you guys and miss dancing with you and Irene!

  • Melissa July 10, 2019 (3:02 pm)

    I tried to see if I could get any information via SPD online reports but it looks like they are no longer available.

  • Johny be good July 10, 2019 (4:45 pm)

    Good, hopefully this will help slow down some of the petty theft and crazyness that has been going on lately. 

  • Pam July 10, 2019 (4:56 pm)

    They’ll probably be out of jail in 24 hours…

    • WSB July 11, 2019 (3:55 pm)

      Nope, both still in after 48+. Monitoring cases for charges.

  • Marcus barcus July 10, 2019 (8:03 pm)

    Nope.  Legalize all drugs it’s the only way

    • LLR July 10, 2019 (9:16 pm)

      Exactly. 

  • Rick July 10, 2019 (9:49 pm)

    Legalize  and tax, prostitution too. Win Win.

  • TJ July 10, 2019 (10:00 pm)

    Yeah, give up and legalize all drugs. You know, have the government throw in the towel and ok people wrecking their lives and others. Or do you promote taxing it, and using that to treat those who are paying the taxes buying guide it? A self feeding program. No thanks 

    • Ice July 10, 2019 (10:53 pm)

      There is evidence that in states and countries which have legalized pot, the rate of usage actually goes down. There is also evidence that prohibition laws in the US significantly increased alcohol usage (after an initial small dip in usage.) I am not sure that legalizing drugs would be the government ‘throwing in the towel’ at all, but rather it would be the government actually wising up to a better way to keep people off of drugs.

      • M. H July 10, 2019 (11:53 pm)

        Weed isn’t nearly as addictive as you know…meth! Make these drugs legal and it’s gonna be like another Chinese opium crisis. Complete Societal Meltdown.

        • Ice July 11, 2019 (10:33 am)

          Interesting that you point out the ‘Chinese opium crisis’, because it started with exactly the same pattern I mentioned before. The Qing government filed an anti-opium edict, the market was driven underground and usage exploded. The notoriously unscrupulous British East India Company sold opium illegally for decades in China, gaining an immense amount of power and wealth in the process. Governments have a lot more power to mitigate the usage and effects of drugs if they are not dealing with black markets and pushers, which is exactly what you get when you outlaw something wholesale.

      • Shark Attack July 11, 2019 (9:16 pm)

        I’m not saying the current approach to handling the drug problem works but claiming usage went down when marijuana was legalized isn’t correct.https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/gee-whiz-testing-of-sewage-confirms-rise-in-marijuana-use/

  • When in drought July 10, 2019 (10:14 pm)

    In response to Johnny be goods comment, In all actuality it is going to cause crime to go up 

  • Frank July 10, 2019 (10:43 pm)

    Don’t get me wrong – drugs are bad and all (especially the stuff these guys got busted with).But LOL at the $175 in cash they included in the “bust” picture.

  • Hey Missy July 11, 2019 (7:25 am)

    I’m not sure people who take these kinds of drugs are very concerned about the law and whether or not there drugs are legal. My perception is that usage is high already and couldn’t get much higher.  Possibly if it was legalized and taxed there would be money to pay for the long term care that they appear to need once they’ve crossed that boundary.  Also, maybe they would start producing it in regulated facilities that didn’t involve innocent kids and neighbors.  Maybe it would take the wind out of the sails of of the people who protect their vocation with vicious brutal violence.  Isn’t this the future where we were supposed to have flying cars and having fun in Woody Allen’s Orgasm machine.  Why are we living in this nightmare of drugs and violence?

  • C R July 11, 2019 (9:36 am)

    Thanks to the SPD for taking these drugs off the streets.   I respectfully disagree with many of the above comments.   Meth and heroine are destroying the lives of people in our community.  They should not be readily available for anyone.    The down and out are especially vulnerable IMO and these drugs are compounding some of our greatest challenges as a city. 

  • Roundthesound July 11, 2019 (12:11 pm)

    Decriminalization not necessarily legalization would be more effective. Washington collected over 319 million in taxes on marijuana last year but it didn’t seem to have had any impact on homelessness or drug use. Taking these drugs of the street only makes the remaining drugs out there worth more, nobody is going to stop using because one duffle bag was confiscated, but this bust did impact an entire family now one parent incarcerated and the remaining parent, the responsible one not selling drugs is now burdened with supporting themselves and 3 kids. Good luck to them, hopefully they see some of that 319 mil.

    • SCOTT July 11, 2019 (1:16 pm)

      WHEN THINGS ARE ALREADY BAD, LEGALIZING THEM WILL ONLY MATTER A LITTLE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.BETTER OR WORSE??BUT ONE PERSON MENTIONED,THAT AFTER TAXING WEED THEY COUPED ALL THESE TAX DOLLARS..BUT NOTHING CHANGED??WHAT AND WERE DID THOSE WEED TAX DOLLARS GO???DID THEY GO TO THE RIGHT PLACES TO FIX THE PROBLEMS YOU PEOPLE ARE DISCUSSING?JUST SAYING..

  • Roundthesound July 11, 2019 (1:33 pm)

    I know 4 people that have passed away in the last 10 years from prescription painkillers and while only one had a current prescription they all became addicted while under the care of a medical doctor. Another person I know who had become addicted to painkillers was caught forging prescriptions resulting in getting sent to rehab where they made some friends and got involved in harder drugs like meth and ended up losing a leg from an abscess because antibiotics are not as easy to get as meth or heroin. So when the state attorney goes after big pharma companies who were marketing their drugs and making millions, I’m all for it. All this effort, the s.w.a.t team, the undercover buyers, all the other SPD officers putting their lives at risk for some father selling drugs out of a trailer in their backyard seems like a waste of resources when that money could be spent addressing the real issue: the way we treat addiction in this country. I also have an issue with sting operations creating a demand that wasn’t necessarily there before, would they have had 13lbs of meth normally or did they aquire that based on the needs of the undercover buyers? When the Rainier brewery closed down did people stop drinking beer? This isn’t going to stop any people from using drugs in the long run but it is going to tie this family up with legal fees and time in court, jail, and probation for a long time.

  • Marcus barcus July 11, 2019 (7:26 pm)

    Have we “won” the War on Drugs yet?  When did that start?  The 1970s?  Its been 50 years…let’s stop kidding ourselves. 

  • Jamie E July 12, 2019 (9:33 am)

    Meanwhile @jpmorgan had 1.3 billion dollars worth of cocaine seized off of one of their ships and their stock continues to climb….  makes one wonder where the real problem lies…

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