Man Arrested After He Brought His Children to Drug Deal in Park

A 38-year-old man is in custody after he sold drugs to an undercover officer yesterday afternoon in Cal Anderson Park.

Officers from the East Precinct’s Anti-Crime Team were conducting a narcotics operation around 3:30 pm in the park when the suspect agreed to sell methamphetamine to the undercover officer.  The suspect then walked the officer over to a stroller where the suspect had his two children, ages 1 and 2 years old,  in the stroller.  The suspect retrieved the drugs from inside the stroller, behind where the children were sitting.  As soon as the deal was done, additional officers were called in and arrested the suspect.  Officers recovered approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine from the stroller.  The children were taken to the East Precinct where Children’s Protective Services (CPS) was notified.  CPS responded and took temporary custody of the children, until the mother was able to respond to the precinct. CPS returned the children to the mother.  The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for the felony crime of drug dealing.  The suspect may face additional charges.