The man known as Pacific Northwest vigilante Phoenix Jones — who became Seattle famous patrolling the streets of Capitol Hill as a masked superhero in the mid 2010s — has been charged for allegedly selling Molly out of the 3rd Ave Starbucks and bringing coke to the Silver Cloud across from T-Mobile Park.
KOMO was first to report the charges against Benjamin Fodor and his alleged accomplice Tuesday:
A witness told detectives they could not believe Fodor had not been caught yet by authorities, paving the way for an undercover sting operation designed to catch the superhero that turned to a life of a crime. The operation revealed Fodor sold MDMA or “Molly” to an undercover narcotics detective Nov. 21 at a Starbucks at 999 3rd Avenue.
According to court documents, police say Fodor was paid $300 via Venmo after allegedly selling methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as Molly, to an undercover cop in a deal made at the Starbucks at 3rd and Madison.
Police say they also engaged in a series of sex and drug-tinged text strings with Fodor trying to arrange a drug buy on Thanksgiving and, in January, arranged a meeting with a female undercover officer and friends where Fodor “would bring cocaine to share and party with.”
Fodor was briefly jailed and released. He faces two counts of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. He’ll return to court to enter a plea in the case next week.
CORRECTION: This post erroneously identified the Starbucks involved in this story as the Westlake Starbucks. The Starbucks in the police report is located downtown at 3rd and Madison.
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