• Heroin and meth seized in search of man found passed out behind wheel, police say

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    SEATTLE - Officers with the Seattle Police Department said they seized over 100 grams of heroin and over 600 grams of meth from a man who they say was found passed out behind the wheel of his car on Thursday. 

    Police said a person reported seeing a gold 1969 Cadillac DeVille stopped in the southbound lane in the 8000 block of Ashworth Avenue North around 11:50 p.m.

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    An arriving officer knocked on the window and woke the 42-year-old driver, police said. 

    "(The officer) asked the man to step out of the vehicle and noticed he was clearly under the influence of some type of narcotic," Seattle police wrote in a blotter post

    Police said the driver was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI.

    According to police, the officer recovered more than 115 grams of heroin and 102 grams of methamphetamine while searching the driver. 

    Police said the officer served a search warrant on the vehicle and recovered another 517 grams of meth. 

    The man was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of "various drug charges," police said. 


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