Kirkland Police Arrest Suspected Fentanyl/Meth Dealer

Published on September 22, 2022

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Media Contact:
Sergeant Eric Karp
Kirkland Police Department
Email: ekarp@kirklandwa.gov
425-587-3436

Kirkland, WA – On September 20, 2022, the Kirkland Police Department (KPD) arrested a large-scale fentanyl/meth dealer after months of investigation by KPD’s Pro-Act Unit. 

The investigation began on June 12, 2022, when a KPD patrol officer discovered a man overdosing on fentanyl in a car at a gas station on NE 124th St. The man was given NARCAN – an opioid overdose treatment – and was taken to the hospital. A judge authorized a warrant to search the man’s vehicle, which resulted in the discovery of oxycodone pills, heroin and more than 390 grams of methamphetamines.

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In July, after further investigation, Pro-Act officers learned where the man lived and where he was known to sell drugs. He was arrested a month later by the Pro-Act unit with the assistance of KPD patrol officers and Bellevue Police.

During a search of the suspect’s home, KPD discovered more than two ounces of powder fentanyl, approximately one quarter pound of meth, and hundreds of oxycodone pills.

KPD’s Pro-Act Unit proactively focuses on illegal drugs, car prowls, burglaries, mail theft, shoplifting, and enforces extreme risk protection orders and court-ordered gun forfeitures. The Pro-Act Unit was funded as part of the voter-approved Police Prop 1 in 2018.