Seattle Police arrest 10 suspects in connection to drug rings

Seattle Police arrest 10 suspects in connection to drug rings

The Seattle Police department arrested a total of 10 people in connection to drug rings in Pioneer Square and International District encampments.

Police disrupt drug rings in Pioneer Square and Chinatown/International District encampments. https://t.co/EcpXwvxZkt pic.twitter.com/jvqpWjUpP8

— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 16, 2019

The arrests came after detectives found machetes, a sword, stolen items, over $20,000 in cash, and drugs at a series of residences in two West Precinct neighborhoods.

According to police, included in the list of drugs was nearly a pound of crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and pills.

The first six suspects were arrested when police obtained search warrants for two tents at an encampment located at 2nd Ave S and S Washington, an apartment at 6th Ave and Washington, and another apartment located in the South Precinct. According to a statement by Seattle Police, the apartments are believed to be used for drug sales.

The other four arrests took place at two tents, located at 10th Avenue S and Dearborn, and an additional house in the 300 block of Beacon Avenue S.

Detectives from Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force, along with Anti-Crime Team officers, bicycle patrol officers, SWAT Team members and a K9 unit all aided in the investigation.

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