Detectives with the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force (SRSSTF), assisted by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and Spokane Police Department’s PACT Team recovered nine handguns, almost a pound of heroin, smaller quantities of methamphetamine, and seized approximately $6,500 in cash last Friday afternoon.
On Friday, September 23, 2016, Investigators successfully located a convicted felon who was suspected of being armed and wanted on felony Washington State Department of Corrections warrants. After he was safely arrested, the suspect was found to be in possession of four handguns and heroin.
As the investigation continued, a search warrant was obtained for a residence in the 2200 block of East 4th where more heroin, methamphetamine, cash, and five additional handguns were seized. Detectives learned three of the nine handguns seized were reported as stolen.
While at the scene, detectives were approached by individuals inquiring about drugs sales, as well as thankful members of the community who were very supportive of the law enforcement presence at this problem residence in their neighborhood.
The detectives request the name of the suspect not be released at this time but wanted to assure the community they continue to actively work this case where additional State and possibly Federal charges are expected.
Charges for two additional suspects contacted during this investigation are also expected.
The Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of investigators from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane Valley Police Department, Spokane Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Corrections and the FBI. The SRSSTF is a FBI sponsored task force working to alleviate the criminal activities of gangs, violent criminals and upper level drug traffickers.