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Trays of marijuana cigarettes and pot-laced brownies were among the evidence seized Wednesday at a Ballard home where three people were arrested for selling marijuana to school kids. (SPD image)

Three people arrested for selling pot to Seattle school kids

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Seattle police have arrested three people for allegedly selling pot to middle and high school students in Ballard.

Police report they received complaints earlier this month about students flocking to a house in the 6700 block of 15th Avenue NW to buy marijuana and marijuana-laced brownies. Narcotics detectives investigated and spotted students from nearby Whitman Middle School and Ballard High School going to the back door and buying the drugs.

A Seattle Police SWAT team, narcotics detectives and officers served a search warrant Wednesday morning, questioning five people inside the house.

Police arrested the primary suspect, a 50-year-old man, at his work.

They also arrested a 21-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman. All three were booked into the King County Jail on felony drug charges, Detective Jeff Kappel said in a statement.

Police confiscated 2.6 pounds of marijuana including 99 marijuana cigarettes, seven marijuana plants, eight trays of marijuana brownies, four shotguns, six handguns, two pellet guns and a .22 caliber rifle. They also seized $4,755.00 in cash.

"Seattle Police officials spoke with school administrators at Ballard High School and Whitman Middle School this (Wednesday) morning to inform them of the police search warrant. The motivation for police action was to protect our youth, the community, and those nearby school facilities," Kappel said.


Josh Kerns, MyNorthwest.com
Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter/anchor and host of KIRO Radio's Seattle Sounds (Sunday afternoons 5-6p) and a digital content producer for MyNorthwest.com.
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