Today, June 10, 2014, police executed a search warrant at a residence (11320 19th Ave NE) where there have been persistent complaints of drug dealing and prostitution. The police action resulted from the combined efforts of neighbors and police over a period of time.
At about 6:15 a.m. police SWAT team arrived in three armored vehicles and secured the property before a team of police searched the residence.
The resulting search yielded heroin and guns. The homeowner was arrested and taken to King County Jail and is awaiting the filing of formal charges.
Neighbors also complained that drug users were going on foot from the residence to an abandoned house at 1542 NE Northgate Way. This latter property has been vacant for many years and remains an attractive nuisance for drug users and trespassers.
Overall, it was a victory for the neighborhood!