Methamphetamine Dealer Arrested Last Night During Narcotics Operation

A 41-year-old man is in custody after officers from the East Precinct Anti-Crime Team (ACT) conducted a narcotics operation last night.

ACT officers, posing as potential drug customers, contacted the suspect via telephone and “ordered” an ounce of methamphetamine for $1,100 dollars.  A location and time near the Northgate Mall was suggested as a meeting place.   The suspect stated that he would be driving a 2003 Mercedes.  As soon as the suspect pulled into the parking lot, arrest team officers pulled in attempting to make a stop and arrest the suspect.  The suspect saw the patol cars come in and attempted to get away by ramming one of the patrol cars.  The suspect rammed his Mercedes into the patrol car twice, but was pinned by other cars.  The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. One officer sustained minor injury when the suspect rammed the car.   The patrol car had only front end damage.

The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for drugs, eluding, and vehicular assault.  A search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s Mercedes.  Methamphetamine and over $500 cash was recovered from the car and seized as part of the investigation.