Burien Police are reporting that – “while you were sleeping” – early Sunday morning (June 6, 2022), their night shift Master Police Officer Omar Jackson was wide awake patrolling in Burien.
He observed a vehicle having a hard time staying in its lane at 3:05 a.m. early Monday morning and believed the driver may be impaired.
Jackson stopped the vehicle to investigate the driving violations.
Police say that he noticed several pieces of tin foil and a pipe in the car. Recognizing those items are commonly used to smoke pills, he asked the driver if he had any drugs. The driver produced a container with fentanyl tablets.
Jackson asked the driver to get out of the car and after he stood up officers saw a handgun sitting on the driver’s seat. A records check showed he was a convicted felon and not allowed to be in possession of a firearm.
The suspect was arrested and officers got a search warrant for the car. They recovered over 1,000 fentanyl pills, methamphetamine, cocaine and numerous parts for firearms from inside the car.
The driver was given a ride to the King County Jail.
Photos courtesy Burien Police Department.