A residential location police say has long been considered a headache for local law enforcement agents and members of the community in south Seattle got a visit from police last Friday, with officers from several different Anti-Crime Teams and detectives serving a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 3000 Block of South Dawson Street. The location is near Dearborn Park in the SPD's South Precinct.
According to the "SPD Blotter" blog, authorities had tried on multiple occasions to secure a search warrant for the location with no luck. That all changed Friday, when, after securing a signed search warrant, five adults were taken into custody after a sweep of the home. Police were also able to seize what's described as a large amount of cocaine along with thousands of dollars in cash and piles of drug-making equipment. The "SPD Blotter" blog indicates the five suspects were all arrested without incident and later booked into the King County Jail.
Today a police spokesman tells The Seattle Weekly that all five suspects were booked and soon released, and only two of the suspects are being publicly identified at this point - 72-year-old Cleveland Rose, and 45-year-old Greg Vieux.
The "SPD Blotter" blog indicates that upon serving the search warrant police interrupted the main suspect cooking crack on the stove.