5,000 fentanyl pills discovered, suspect arrested in Auburn

Oct 7, 2022, 12:44 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:32 pm


Photo from the Auburn Police Department

Darren Dedo, KIRO Newsradio reporter, covers overnight crime in the Puget Sound region on the morning of Friday, October 7.

Earlier this week, Auburn detectives established probable cause to search a residence in South Auburn after a lengthy investigation.

A search warrant was served at the residence, and detectives found 5,337 suspected fentanyl pills, three firearms, two ounces of suspected methamphetamine, 22.9 grams of suspected cocaine, 22.5 grams of suspected fentanyl powder, and about $7,000 in cash.

A suspect was arrested. The investigation continues as detectives try to determine the source behind the drugs being brought into the community.

Yesler shooting leaves one dead, another wounded

Seattle Police Detectives are investigating after one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in Yesler Terrace early Friday morning.

According to SPD, at 4:29 a.m., dispatch received multiple 911 calls of people hearing shots near the 1100 block of East Fir Street. Officers arrived on the scene and found a 27-year-old man with a fatal gunshot wound. Seattle Fire Department medics declared him deceased at the scene.

Medics also transported a second victim, a 52-year-old man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Officers recovered a stolen tow truck at the scene and will continue investigating to determine if it was involved in the shooting.

SPD’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit members responded to process the scene for evidence.

Homicide Detectives also responded and will lead the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

Help identifying 7-11 robber in Lacey

Lacey Police wants to know if you recognize this person. Officers said the suspect committed a robbery at a 7-11 on Marvin Road.

If you have any info, call Lacey Police at (360) 459-4333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS and reference case 2022-5054.

More from Darren Dedo: Cops investigating after two teens shot in Seattle’s Pioneer Square

Shooting at Renton gas station

Renton Police (RPD) say just before 9:00 p.m. Oct. 3, dispatch received several calls of a shooting at a convenience store in the 200 block of Rainier Avenue North.

Officers arrived on the scene and found a man near the gas pump who was shot multiple times.

Officers said a short time later, another man suffering from similar injuries was found at a neighboring business.

According to RPD, a suspect approached the victims at the gas pumps and opened fire. One victim was standing outside the vehicle when the shooting occurred; the other was sitting inside a car. He took off after being shot.

Police said after speaking with witnesses and looking at surveillance video, detectives determined that four suspects showed up in a white van and parked in a commercial lot north of the crime scene.

According to officers, the van has something taped over it. The suspects are all men wearing different clothing, dark hoodies, knit hats, and masks.

If you have information on the case, contact Detective Chris Edwards (cedwards@rentonwa.gov).

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5,000 fentanyl pills discovered, suspect arrested in Auburn