Kirkland Police Arrest Suspected Fentanyl/Meth Dealer
Published on September 22, 2022
Sergeant Eric Karp
Kirkland Police Department
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.
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.