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Officers Recover Guns, Drugs, Arrest 3 in Undercover Operation


Seattle police officers arrested three people and confiscated two handguns and a small amount of heroin in an undercover drug operation on Wednesday.

The arrests happened after an undercover officer purchased .5 grams of heroin for $40 from a 20-year-old man shortly after 10 p.m. near the intersection of Terry Avenue and Terrace Street. The suspect had two teen-aged companions with him.

Officers quickly moved in and arrested the 20-year-old suspect, and a 17-year-old male who was carrying a .22 caliber revolver. A 14-year-old girl ran away, but was caught. She had a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol that police believe was handed to her by the 20-year-old suspect before the drug purchase.

The 20-year-old was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA) with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor warrant. The teens were booked into the Youth Service Center.