Downtown Stings Net Mushrooms, Heroin, Gun and a Hotel Safe Filled With Meth

Two downtown drug stings last Thursday led police to seize a significant stash of heroin, methamphetamine, psychedelic mushrooms, Xanax, Oxycontin, Viagra, cash and a handgun.

West Precinct Bike officers first rolled up on a 26-year-old dealer and another 20-year-old man as they sat in an SUV near 2nd Avenue and Madison Street.

Police found about 50 grams of heroin in the car, along with small amounts of methamphetamine and amphetamine pills, and arrested both men.

Officers turned the 26-year-old man–who is a US citizen–over to Homeland Security officials and connected the 20-year-old with the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program.

West Precinct Bike officers, along with Narcotics detectives and the West Precinct Anti-Crime Team then set up a meeting with another dealer at an apartment in the 2100 block of 3rd Avenue. Officers arrested the 35-year-old man, who gave officers permission to search his apartment. There, police found more than 60 grams of heroin, 80 grams of methamphetamine, 58 grams of mushrooms, 25 oxycontin pills, 25 Viagra pills, and recovered a large-caliber two-shot pistol from the suspect. While in police custody, he admitted he was also keeping a large stash of meth at a nearby hotel. Officers went to hotel in the 1100 block of 6th Ave and found 379 grams of meth stashed in a safe in his room.

Police also recovered $17,000 cash during the investigations.

The 35-year-old man, who is also a convicted felon and unable to legally possess firearms, was booked into the King County Jail for possession of narcotics and a firearm.