Prolific drug trafficker arrested in West Seattle

Over the past month, members of the Seattle Police Department Gang Unit and Southwest Precinct Anti-Crime Team, along with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, have been conducting undercover narcotics purchases from a suspect.  On February 8th, shortly after 10:00 PM, these officers, along with Seattle Police SWAT officers, conducted another purchase of narcotics from the suspect and then moved in for the arrest at 41 Avenue SW and SW Edmunds Street.   The main suspect, a 40 year old male, was arrested while in his car.  He was armed with a stolen handgun.  A 48 year old female was seated in the front seat of the car at the time, and she was also taken into custody.  The female was inteviewed and released from the Southwest Precinct.  The prime suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of VUCSA (narcotics) and Investigation of Violation of Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA) (for being a felon in possession of a handgun).  The suspect’s car was impounded to the processing room pending a search warrant.  Detectives will continue to follow up on this investigation.