• Man arrested after attempting to sell drugs to Tacoma, Gig Harbor students, police say

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Police said they arrested a 23-year-old man Wednesday for attempting to sell drugs to Tacoma and Gig Harbor students.

    Law enforcement began investigating after receiving tips regarding the sale of narcotics on social media.

    Police said the man advertised marijuana in multiple forms and provided brands, amounts, forms and prices and advertised free delivery in the Tacoma area.

    An investigation revealed the man was also selling cocaine in multiple forms, as well as prescription Xanax and opiate pills, law enforcement said. The man advertised by displaying photos of the packaged drugs and the price by quantity.

    Police said the man advised his customers he was carrying firearms and displayed his arsenal in an effort to avoid being robbed.

    Investigators said warrants were served and the man was arrested in the 5100 block of North Mildred Street. They said Illegal drugs, money and weapons were seized.

    The man was charged with three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and two counts of possessing a stolen firearm, police said.

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