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Authorities seize hundreds of pounds of meth after drug bust in Capitol Hill parking lot

A Capitol Hill parking lot was the scene for a big drug bust last Tuesday afternoon that authorities say resulted in the seizure of more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine.

The U.S. Attorney announced that Adrian Perez, 41, was arrested and charged for possession of cocaine with with intent to distribute after a March 13th bust in the parking lot behind the Vox Apartments at 15th and Pine in which police say the suspect “tried to take possession of 18 kilos of cocaine he intended to transport for a Canadian drug trafficking organization” —


The next day, the U.S. Attorney said, the Seattle Police Department officers served a search warrant at a rental property in the Leschi neighborhood. Inside officers reportedly found three large duffle bags containing 150 pounds of methamphetamine and $4,000 in cash. Homeland Security obtained a court authorized warrant to search the vehicle Perez was driving. and found an additional 165 pounds of methamphetamine.

“Drug trafficking organizations use the I-5 corridor to ship large quantities of their poisons into our communities — from San Diego to Bellingham and beyond,” U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes said in a statement. “We work closely with our international, federal, state and local counterparts to identify those involved and disrupt their efforts.”

Perez faces a mandatory minimum ten years in prison if convicted due to the amount of drugs involved, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. He is currently in federal detention, according to court documents.

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11 thoughts on “Authorities seize hundreds of pounds of meth after drug bust in Capitol Hill parking lot

  1. I am confused. I thought it was legal to sell hundreds of pounds of meth in Seattle. What are all the homeless meth addicts congregating on Broadway going to do?!? There should be an investigation and perhaps some taxpayer support to right this injustice and make our meth addicted neighbors feel more welcome. Perhaps we should leave our bikes unlocked to make it easier for them to raise the necessary funds to deal with the likely spike in meth prices. We could rip out the playground in Cal Anderson so the children playing won’t make them feel jumpy. Somebody call Kshama Sawant and Mike O’Brien to organize a protest!

  2. Does it come in 50lb bags when you buy in quantity ? 300lbs is a lot to drag around. You’d need to be young and fit to work in the meth biz.

  3. If anyone is so inclined, I would love to see a visual representation of what 150 pounds of meth looks like! What would the dimensions on this be?!

  4. Brace yourselves ppl, there are going to be so many angry addicts (forced into withdrawal) around our homes now, good thing the safe consumption site is going up….

  5. I have tried to be a whistle blower. Have Been obstructed and harassed by police in Seattle and east side. Are they for drugs? All cops Can’t be bad. Are the ones who are… in control? Where are the cops on citizens side?!! If you have had a difficult time trying to report drug crimes, please respond. This scares me.