Thursday, December 6, 2012

Warrant arrest and drug/money seizure

On December 5th at approximately 1600 hours; Fife Police Officers were on a patrol call in the 2400 block of 62nd Ave E.  As part of their investigation, officers discovered a vehicle that was registered to a male with a felony warrant for his arrest for a residential burglary in King County.  Officers went to a nearby apartment to attempt to locate the suspect and spoke with a female resident who allowed them to check inside her apartment to verify that the warrant suspect was not there.  While looking in the apartment for the suspect, the officers saw what they recognized was drug paraphernalia and heroin on a nightstand in a bedroom.  The officers detained five people inside the apartment and a search warrant was applied for by Fife Police Detectives.  The warrant was granted and during a search of the apartment, detectives located over eight ounces of heroin, methamphetamine, and approximately $33,000 in US currency.  None of the suspects claimed ownership of the drugs or the money.  All five were booked into the Pierce County Jail for felony drug charges.