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August 4, 2011 at 9:26 AM

PHOTO: Pioneer Square bust nets 2 suspects, crack and cash

Posted by John de Leon



SEATTLE POLICE PHOTO

Crack cocaine and cash seized by police.during Wednesday's night's arrest of two suspected drug dealers.


Seattle police seized more than 15 grams of crack cocaine and nearly $1,000 in cash during a drug operation Wednesday night in Pioneer Square.

Just before 9 p.m., members of the West Precinct Anti-Crime Team spotted two men making dealing drugs, according to the SPD's website.

One man, 28, was arrested for investigation of drug traffic loitering. While the man was being searched, he voluntarily handed over 2.5 grams of crack cocaine, police said. He was also carrying $305 in cash, which was also seized.

The other man, 30, was busted for the same offense. Police said he was carrying 13.2 grams of crack and $645 in cash.

Both men were later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of possessing drugs with intent to deliver.

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this is like the time my RA in college busted me with a 12 pack.  Posted on August 4, 2011 at 3:12 PM by ANDY R. Jump to comment
Get these cops over to the U-district and start cleaning the ave up by arresting the dope peddlers!! They're literally on every corner of the...  Posted on August 4, 2011 at 11:39 AM by balzy. Jump to comment
How is this a big deal? this type of bust happens hourly in Belltown and Pioneer square and the CD, at any given moment there are dozens of these...  Posted on August 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM by SHUTtheFrontdoor. Jump to comment

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