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These aren't your grandmother's brownies.

Police bust man who sold pot to Ballard High and Whitman students

Yesterday, police made a big move to prevent further selling of drugs to students from Ballard High School and Whitman Middle School, according to the SPD Blotter blog.

When police received several complaints about middle school and high school students buying marijuana and marijuana-laced brownies from a residence on the 6700 block of 15th Ave NW, Narcotics detectives looked into the matter. They had no problem identifying that students were going up to the back door to buy marijuana products.

The investigation climaxed yesterday morning, when SWAT officers, Narcotics detectives and North Precinct patrol officers served a search warrant on the suspected residence. (This warrant involved the police blocking off surrounding streets, if you were one of the people who had to make a detour yesterday.) Five adults were detained and interviewed. tTe primary suspect, a 50-year-old male, was arrested while he was still at his job.

The following was recovered from the house:

  • 1,200 grams of marijuana (total amount)
  • 99 marijuana cigarettes “joints” (part of the 1200 grams)
  • 7 marijuana plants from an active grow in the basement
  • 8 trays of marijuana brownies
  • 4 shotguns
  • 1 .22 caliber rifle
  • 6 handguns
  • 2 pellet guns
  • $4,755.00 in U.S. currency

All of the recovered items were placed into evidence. The primary suspect, a 21-year-old male and a 21-year-old female were booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act/Delivery (felony drug dealing). The other three people in the house were released pending further investigation.

This remains an active and on-going narcotics investigation.

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