Police recover money, guns in drug bust

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Mountlake Terrace Police say that one man was arrested and drugs, cash, and firearms were found after a home was searched last week.

Over the course of the last week detectives and patrol officers had been investigating a residence in the 21300 block of 50th Ave W. The investigation began when officers learned that residents were selling the prescription pain killer oxycontin from the home.

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Acting as potential buyers, officers made two controlled buys using marked bills.

Detectives obtained a search warrant and served the narcotics search warrant around 11:45 AM on Wednesday, May 25. Several people were at the home at the time. One male in his 20’s was arrested. Recovered in the bust was over $4,100 in cash, including the marked money used for the buy. Officers also seized over 551 grams of marijuana and several firearms that included an AR-15 style rifle and sawed off shotgun.

Detectives are continuing their investigation.

Photo by Zorin Denu via Flickr using a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

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