Sheriff’s Office team effort shuts down fentanyl trafficking organization

Over the past several months, the King County Sheriff’s Office Precinct 4 Special Emphasis Team (SET) has been conducting a long-term conspiracy investigation involving a fentanyl trafficking organization. This case is a great example of seamless collaboration to keep our communities safe.

The work originated in Burien and it spanned throughout the King County region. On March 2, 2022, the investigation took action when the Precinct 4 SET conducted an operation involving a series of warrants. They received assistance from several other teams in the region inlcuding the SeaTac SET, Shoreline SET, KCSO INTEL, SeaTac Criminal Intelligence Division (CID), Shoreline CID and Patrol, along with the Precinct 3 K9 unit and the Communication Center. This operation was a huge success, recovering drugs with a street value of over three-quarters of $1 million:

  • 71,680 fentanyl pills seized (street value = $716,000)
  • 1.5 pounds of heroin seized (street value= $60,000)
  • $5750 cash seized
  • 1 vehicle seized