SWAT, Narcotics Detectives Bust South Park Meth Dealer

SWAT and narcotics detectives recovered more than a pound of meth, body armor, and a loaded handgun when they arrested a felon—and suspected drug dealer—outside his South Park home Wednesday.

Narcotics detectives began investigating the 31-year-old suspect after South Park neighbors complained about drug dealing at the suspect’s home, on 8th Avenue S. and S. Cloverdale Street.

When SPD’s SWAT team and narcotics detectives arrested the suspect today, they found the man was carrying a loaded pistol in a shoulder holster. The suspect is on Department of Corrections supervision, and is not supposed to have a gun.

Detectives also found a bulletproof vest and meth inside the man’s home.