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Guns, money, $300K worth of fentanyl seized from Sammamish home

Sep 17, 2019, 6:35 AM
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Narcotics, including fentanyl, and thousands of dollars were seized at a home in Sammamish, Sept. 13, 2019. The drugs were intended for sale in Seattle. (Seattle Police Department)
(Seattle Police Department)

Narcotics investigators seized thousands of pills, handguns, and $75,000 cash from a home in Sammamish last week. The drugs were reportedly intended for sale along Seattle’s Aurora Avenue and in Lake City.

Fentanyl deaths in King County almost double in 2018

Police served a search warrant at the home on Friday, Sept. 13. It is located in the 22000 block of Southeast 37th Street. At the home, investigators seized 12,000 fentanyl pills, which have a street value of $300,000. Seattle officials said that narcotics detectives served the warrant at the home as part of an investigation into fentanyl dealing in Seattle.

Officials said they also seized 5,000 MDMA pills and hundreds of amphetamine pills, two handguns, and $75,000.

Police said the homeowner was taken into custody and their investigation remains is ongoing.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is sometimes mixed with other street drugs. It is far more potent that regular heroin and has led to surges in overdoses and opioid-related deaths in recent years. The Washington State Department of Health reports that at least 70 people died from overdoes after using fentanyl in 2016. That was up from the 28 deaths recorded in 2015.

MyNorthwest’s Dyer Oxley contributed to this report.

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Guns, money, $300K worth of fentanyl seized from Sammamish home