BurienDrugHouse061016 The Burien Police Department announced that officers busted a drug house on Friday (June 10), which was located near the skatepark at SW 144th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below). Police say that after obtaining a search warrant, they called the occupants outside and detained them. One man had an outstanding felony warrant for violating his probation and was taken to jail. One woman admitted to her drug addiction and was introduced to councilors that police invited to assist them. “We had contacted NAVOS and asked them to come along with us and they were eager to partner with us and help,” Sgt. Bryan Howard said. “After they spoke with her, she agreed to enter an intensive treatment program. They took her to their office and signed her up. We wish her a lifetime of sobriety and healthy living. A second man was taken to the Crisis Solutions Center which is operated by DESC. They will help him connect with the proper social services.” The city’s code enforcement officer also responded to the residence, due to the unsafe and deplorable condition of the home including no electricity. A decision was made to “red tag” the home, which prohibits anyone from remaining there until the home can be made safe. With the homeowner’s permission, police also boarded up the doors and windows to prevent anyone from entering the home. “Neighborhood problems like this are rare but take a great deal of effort to resolve,” Howard added. “We are fortunate to have some great social service providers to help with an effective and humane solution.” ]]>