Drugs Section

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Oct. 25 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, Oct. 25 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Thursday, Oct. 25 starting at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [Read more]

Navos’ Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Meeting Set for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Navos’ Coalition for Drug-Free Youth Meeting Set for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Navos‘ first Coalition for Drug-Free Youth members meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. 17 from Noon – 1 p.m. at the YWCA Learning Center, located at 9720 8th Ave SW in White Center. “As part of... [Read more]

Got Drugs? DEA National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day Coming Sept. 29

Got Drugs? DEA National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day Coming Sept. 29

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and participating local law enforcement are coordinating a nationwide drug “take back” day at the SeaTac City Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to... [Read more]

Navos Mental Health Solutions Gets Grant, Names New Coalition Coordinator

Navos Mental Health Solutions Gets Grant, Names New Coalition Coordinator

Navos Mental Health Solutions announced Friday (July 27) that it received a King County grant to create a community-based coalition for drug free youth in the Burien/White Center communities and has appointed... [Read more]

Feds Raid White Center Medical Marijuana Business; Statements Released

Feds Raid White Center Medical Marijuana Business; Statements Released

On Tuesday (Nov. 15), Federal Agents raided the GAME Collective Lounge, a medical marijuana outlet located on 16th Ave SW in White Center. This was part of a coordinated effort throughout western Washington,... [Read more]

53 Arrested, 68 Guns, Meth & Heroin Seized In 3-Month Police Operation

53 Arrested, 68 Guns, Meth & Heroin Seized In 3-Month Police Operation

BREAKING: A three-month operation involving federal, state and local law enforcement officers – “Center of Attention” – has resulted in the arrests of 53 violent repeat offenders in White Center... [Read more]

Burien Man Convicted 36 Years Ago Pardoned By President Obama Friday

Burien Man Convicted 36 Years Ago Pardoned By President Obama Friday

Randy Eugene Dyer, 63, of Burien, was pardoned by President Obama Friday (May 20th) for charges dating back to 1975 of ‘conspiracy to import marijuana,’ and ‘conspiracy to remove baggage... [Read more]

Major Highline-Area Shoplifting Ring Busted By Joint Local Police Task Force

Major Highline-Area Shoplifting Ring Busted By Joint Local Police Task Force

by Ralph Nichols Kingpins and operatives in a major shoplifting ring responsible for stealing millions of dollars in merchandise from Burien, Normandy Park and White Center stores have been taken off the... [Read more]

Former Area Nurse Busted For ‘Diverting Drugs For Personal Use’

Former Area Nurse Busted For ‘Diverting Drugs For Personal Use’

Washington State health officials announced Wednesday (May 4th) that they have immediately suspended the license of registered nurse Gordon McSherry, who worked at Regional Hospital in Tukwila, on charges... [Read more]

‘Alice In Chains’ Bass Player Mike Starr Had Burien Roots

‘Alice In Chains’ Bass Player Mike Starr Had Burien Roots

On Tuesday (March 8), former ‘Alice In Chains’ bass player Mike Starr, 44, was found dead in his Salt Lake City home. Starr, who graduated from Burien’s Highline High School in 1984,... [Read more]

Burien Police Want Your Drugs (Prescription Ones, That Is…) Saturday

Burien Police Want Your Drugs (Prescription Ones, That Is…) Saturday

The Burien Police Department, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners, are taking part in a nationwide prescription... [Read more]

Was That A S.W.A.T. Team Busting Into A Burien House Friday?

Was That A S.W.A.T. Team Busting Into A Burien House Friday?

On Friday (March 12), we received the following email from BTB Reader Jessica, who was concerned about what she thought was a S.W.A.T. team busting down the door of a Burien house on SW 143rd: On my way... [Read more]

REPORT: Woman Kidnapped, Beat & Sexually Abused In Front Of Children

REPORT: Woman Kidnapped, Beat & Sexually Abused In Front Of Children

The Seattle P-I reported Tuesday (Feb. 1st) that three men and a woman are facing charges that they kidnapped, beat and sexually assaulted a woman in an area north of Sea-Tac Airport. The story claims... [Read more]

Port Of Seattle Police Arrest 3 In Largest Drug Bust Ever At Sea-Tac Airport

Port Of Seattle Police Arrest 3 In Largest Drug Bust Ever At Sea-Tac Airport

The Port of Seattle Police Department announced Thursday (Oct. 8th) that they arrested three and seized 11 kilograms of cocaine as part of the largest drug bust ever last week at Sea-Tac Airport. Port... [Read more]

Nearly Nekkid, Drugged-Up Man Found After Being Lost In Burien Woods

Nearly Nekkid, Drugged-Up Man Found After Being Lost In Burien Woods

According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a nearly-naked 39-year old man who was allegedly using drugs got lost last Thursday (Sept. 3rd), then went missing for a day and a half before being... [Read more]

PHOTO: Grocery Outlet's Sign: "Burien's Spring Pot Sale"!

PHOTO: Grocery Outlet's Sign: "Burien's Spring Pot Sale"!

Toke, er we mean Tip of the bong, er Hat to BTB Reader and local Writer/Talent Don Crawley, who alerted us to this humorous message on the Grocery Outlet sign on 4th Ave SW near SW 150th.

We’ve always thought this store was crowded because of the bargains, but now we know the real reason: it’s Burien’s Spring Pot Sale!

Some other bad attempts at lame pot humor come to mind, like:

  • “No wonder those shoppers are buying such large quantities of Twinkies…and they’re so mellow!”Don Crawley
  • “Clean up in aisle three – the entire stack of discount munchies have been spilled again!”
  • Listen closely to the Muzak that’s played in the store next time you’re there – nothing but Grateful Dead and Phish.
  • Note the name of the espresso stand in the background – it’s called “Red Eye Expresso” for a reason!

Have any pot-related joke ideas?

Dump ‘em in Comments below, ‘cuz we could all use a chuckle now and then…

Burien City Manager Mike Martin Arrested For DUI

Burien City Manager Mike Martin Arrested For DUI

According to The Seattle Times, Burien City Manager Mike Martin was arrested for a DUI Sunday night (April 19th) after his vehicle left the road and struck a ceramic pot in a yard in the 12600 block of 14th Avenue South in Burien (Google street view below).

Apparently Martin was found outside his car, “leaning forward and swaying side to side,” according to King County Sheriff’s records. His breath allegedly smelled strongly of alcohol, his speech was slurred and he admitted to drinking a couple glasses of wine and two beers.

The article goes on to say that Martin refused to perform both field sobriety tests and Breathalyzer tests, and that he was arrested. Under Washington state law, refusing to take a breath test results in automatic suspension of a driver’s license for at least one year. Martin may challenge the suspension or seek approval for an alcohol-ignition device on his car.

According to the Times, this isn’t Martin’s first run-in with the law – he apparently previously resigned as Chief Administrative Officer for the city of Kent after a 2005 hit-and-run incident.

Martin has been city manager since November 2006, and his yearly salary is $135,180.

We’re working on getting comments from both Martin and other city officials, but the Times goes on to quote Mayor Joan McGilton as saying that his arrest will be discussed at the next city council meeting on Monday night, April 28th, which we will cover.

Read the full story here.


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Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Boulevard Park Drug Bust

Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Boulevard Park Drug Bust

Feds busted a major drug ring at this restaurant, the El Flamingo, in Boulevard Park last May. Remember that major Boulevard Park drug bust last May at the El Flamingo Mexican Restaurant? Wednesday, another... [Read more]

Boulevard Park Drug Leader Sentenced To 6 Years

Boulevard Park Drug Leader Sentenced To 6 Years

The El Flamingo in Boulevard Park was used as a cover for a major drug ring. According to The Seattle Times, the drug ring leader busted in a major Boulevard Park drug raid back in May was sentenced Monday... [Read more]

Rollover Accident On Ambaum Traps Driver

Rollover Accident On Ambaum Traps Driver

BURIEN – The driver of a truck lost control, crashed and was trapped until being freed near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. and 117th around 1 am this morning. The truck lost control on Ambaum,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Drug Bust HQ Restaurant Is NOT In Burien

UPDATE: Drug Bust HQ Restaurant Is NOT In Burien

Recently we reported about a major drug bust that resulted in: Several arrests Seizure of about 40 pounds of cocaine A pound of heroin Guns Methamphetamine About $240,000 in cash Which was headquartered... [Read more]

Major Drug Bust Targets Burien Restaurant

Major Drug Bust Targets Burien Restaurant

BURIEN – A Burien restaurant called the El Flamingo (according to this website, it may be located in Boulevard Park on SW 120th) apparently served as headquarters for a major drug operation that... [Read more]

Tukwila Garden Store Target Of Pot Bust

Tukwila Garden Store Target Of Pot Bust

TUKWILA – Police busted up a major indoor marijuana-growing operation today, including shutting down Greenhouse & Garden Supply, a Tukwila garden shop located at 4451 South 134th Place (map... [Read more]

Two Burien Men Arrested In Major Cocaine Ring Bust

Two Burien Men Arrested In Major Cocaine Ring Bust

SEATTLE – Fifteen people, including two Burien men, were arrested today in local raids against what federal law enforcement officials said was a large cocaine distribution ring. The two local men... [Read more]

Strange B-Town Ad O’The Day: “TWO Bong’s For Sale!”

Strange B-Town Ad O’The Day: “TWO Bong’s For Sale!”

Found on seattle-tacoma craigslist > seattle > collectibles: What we love about this Craigslist ad: Photo is sideways (perfect for stoners) Repeated use of “tha” instead of... [Read more]

Illegal Alien Sentenced For Burien Meth Lab

Illegal Alien Sentenced For Burien Meth Lab

A 29-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced for 6-1/2 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, stemming from a bust on his Burien apartment last July. Miguel Eden... [Read more]