Tuesday, November 30, 2010
On Friday, November 26, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Oxycontin Task Force and the Shoreline Police Special Emphasis Team served a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 16200 block of 10th Ave NE.
Special Agents/detectives arrested the suspect on several federal firearms and narcotics violations. The suspect in this case has multiple felony convictions and does have gang affiliations. When agents served the search warrant there were three large Pit Bulls and a Rottweiler at the home.
Following the search of the residence, agents recovered suspected Oxycontin, cocaine and a firearm. According to the United States Attorney’s Office, if convicted, the suspect is facing a 20 year prison term.
Detective Mitch Wright of the Shoreline Police Special Emphasis Team is currently assigned to the DEA Oxycontin Task Force. Oxycontin has become one of the most widely abused narcotics and is a popular drug with not only adults but with youth as well.