Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library
On Thursday night (April 10), undercover Burien Police officers busted three adult drug dealers near the City Hall/Library/Town Square area, confiscating two scales, a glass smoking pipe, methamphetamine and a pellet gun; and arresting one.
“Scales are not used by drug users, rather by the dealers so we know we got the right people here,” reads an announcement on the Burien PD Facebook page. “One of them had a pellet gun when he was arrested. The gun was very real looking and we’re thankful it didn’t come into play and result in a tragic use of deadly force by our detectives.”
Burien PD added:
“We’ve had some problems with a criminal element hanging around the City Hall and Library complex. A fair number of young adults spend a lot of time hanging out at the park adjacent to the west side of the building. Some of them are good people, many are not. We’ve spent a lot of time there encouraging people to behave and holding those who were causing problems accountable for their actions. We want people to use the library or go to city hall without having to stroll through a gauntlet of those who are misbehaving.”