Neighbors’ concerns that a Greenwood apartment had become a hub for crime led Seattle police to arrest a suspected heroin and meth dealer and seize a police-grade ballistic vest Wednesday night.
SPD Narcotics detectives began investigating the 49-year-old woman earlier this year after receiving complaints about people constantly coming and going from her apartment in the 11700 block of Greenwood Ave North. Neighbors told police they believed the woman was involved in drug dealing and trafficking stolen property, and detectives soon learned she has also been the cause of numerous 911 calls and police responses in the Greenwood area.
Detectives were able to buy methamphetamine and heroin from the woman on separate occasions and, on April 15th, obtained a warrant to search her home for other signs of drug dealing.
North Precinct officers served a warrant at the home around 10:30 PM and arrested the 49-year-old woman. Officers found a bulletproof vest and 4.6 grams of heroin inside the residence, along with three digital scales, a crack pipe, and baggies. Officers also found it suspicious that the woman was keeping several disassembled bicycles in the balcony of her small, cluttered apartment, and informed the woman they would be checking the bike’s serial numbers to see if they were stolen.
Officers booked the woman into the King County Jail for delivery of narcotics and possession with intent to deliver.