Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Neighborhood house raided in DEA drug sting

A house on 28th Avenue NE was reportedly raided as part of a multi-state Drug Enforcement Agency operations earlier this week.

In a series of raids, one of them in our neighborhood, officers seized 24 pounds of meth and cocaine as well as $35,000 in cash. Since the operation began last year officials have seized 22 pounds of heroin, 40 pounds of meth and several guns.

Seattle Police Chief John Diaz said in a statement that the operation started with a routine buy-bust by Seattle officers and resulted in a large quantity of drugs being taken of the streets.

The U.S. Justice Department said in a release that 19 men and one woman were arrested and charged with drug-related crimes. It is unknown how many of those were arrested at the house in our neighborhood. It is also unknown how much of the seized drugs or weapons were from the house on 28th.

Sources said the operation involved members a Central American drug gang.

Charging documents related to the case will likely be available in a few days and we will post more information here if it becomes available.

The Seattle P-I has more on the operation.

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