On Thursday, May 30, 2024, detectives from Precinct 4’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) executed warrants at two Burien locations in connection with a narcotics distribution investigation.

The investigation revealed that members of a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) were distributing narcotics to customers at a local encampment and near Burien City Hall. After over 100 hours of surveillance, detectives served multiple warrants and discovered that the DTO was manufacturing narcotics, including pressing fentanyl powder into kilo-sized bricks.

The operation resulted in eight arrests and seven bookings on charges including drug possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing narcotics, and drug conspiracy. Among those arrested were two fugitives from Oregon with prior drug charges and an individual with outstanding warrants in Seattle for previous drug distribution offenses. At their first court appearance, one suspect was released, while the others were held on bonds ranging from $200,000 to $300,000.

The following evidence was seized:

  • 22,788 fentanyl M-30 pills
  • 19 pounds of fentanyl powder
  • 1.36 pounds of cocaine
  • 263.6 grams of methamphetamine
  • 168 grams of heroin
  • 156.3 grams of crack cocaine
  • $104,000 in cash
  • 1 hydraulic kilo press

“We commend our detectives for their relentless efforts in disrupting the narcotics supply in our community,” police said.


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  1. Today on 152nd there was only one tent remaining in front if the BOA, is it these now weekly drug busts that are sending the addicts elsewhere in search of dealers?

  2. Louis G. The answer is yes…
    Back in my day, we didn’t have a drug bust like this in a whole year. Progress I guess..
    And I guess one of the things about tent life, you can pick up and move very quickly!

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