Pills, cash, handgun recovered in Aberdeen drug bust

Police say they arrested a suspected drug dealer and seized suspected drugs, a weapon and cash from a West Aberdeen home.

Commander Dale Green stated in a press release that on Sunday, Aberdeen Police officers received information from a concerned citizen about drug dealing out of a residence in the west end of Aberdeen. Detectives were assigned the case and began investigating the report, resulting in the issuance of a search warrant for the residence.

The warrant was executed Tuesday afternoon by Aberdeen Police officers and detectives along with the Hoquiam Police Department and the Washington State Patrol. Detectives located numerous counterfeit prescription pills, believed to contain fentanyl. Detectives also seized a loaded .380 handgun in the residence, along with cash and items consistent with the distribution and delivery of narcotics.

One of the occupants was under arrest, pending charges for the delivery of narcotics and weapons violations. The owner of the residence was served notice of the suspected criminal behavior occurring in the rental.