The list of things Seattle Police say they found while arresting a 31-year-old South Park man yesterday is pretty damning: a pound of meth, body armor, and a loaded handgun. Of course, given the fact neighbors in the area had complained about alleged drug dealing out of the man's home, there's a high probability that none of the discoveries were particularly shocking to authorities.
According to Seattle Police, and Jonah Spangenthal-Lee reporting on the agency's "SPD Blotter" blog, SWAT and narcotics detectives converged on the home at Eighth Avenue S. and S. Cloverdale Street yesterday, action that culminated with the man's arrest outside the residence.
From the SPD Blotter blog account yesterday:
When SPD's SWAT team and narcotics detectives arrested the suspect today, they found the man was carrying a loaded pistol in a shoulder holster. The suspect is on Department of Corrections supervision, and is not supposed to have a gun.
Police also say detectives found a bulletproof vest inside the man's home.
According to Seattle police, the arrest came as a culmination of an investigation into the man's alleged drug dealing, though as of yesterday Detective Jeff Kappel of the SPD Public Affairs Office had no further information on the arrest than what was made available on the SPD Blotter Blog - including how long the investigation lasted. A police report from the arrest, available online and listing weapon possession and narcotics possession as the offenses, indicates the arrest happened at 11:55 a.m., and was officially reported at 3:53 p.m.
Here are a couple photos provided by SPD of items found during the arrest (including a pack of Newport cigarettes):