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Five Arrested in Friday Afternoon Narcotics Operation Downtown

Officers arrested five suspects and seized approximately 40 grams of crack cocaine during a narcotics operation Downtown on Friday afternoon.

Throughout the afternoon, police observed multiple suspects selling crack cocaine and fentanyl in the area of Blanchard Street and Bell Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue, and around Pike Street between 2nd and 4th Avenue. After witnessing the transactions, officers arrested each suspect for possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute.

Police recovered approximately 40 grams of crack cocaine from the suspects, and booked the four men – ages 19, 21, 26 and 35 – and 20-year-old woman into King County Jail.

Officers assigned to the narcotics operation also witnessed a man get struck in the head with a hammer, and quickly arrested the suspect.