City of Arlington Police Department Press Release
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2018
Contact: Kristin Banfield, Communications Manager
Arlington Police seize cash and methamphetamine in arrest
(Arlington, WA) –Arlington police have seized over $2,300 in cash and almost 60 grams of methamphetamine in the recent arrest of a 39 year-old Arlington man.
At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 an Arlington Police Officer on routine patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Smokey Point Drive in Arlington. Three individuals were in a vehicle parked in front of a business that had already closed for the evening. The officer contacted the individuals and noted that one of them, the 39 year-old Arlington man, had money and a baggy visible in his pants pocket. During the officer’s investigation, the officer asked if the man would show what was in the baggy and he displayed a Ziploc containing a large quantity of what appeared to be methamphetamine.
The man was arrested on possession of a controlled substance and later booked into Snohomish County Jail. The other two individuals were interviewed and released.
The suspect had over $2,300 in cash in his possession at the time of his arrest. The money has been seized for forfeiture as proceeds from illegal drug sales. The methamphetamine was weighed at the Arlington Police Station and found to be 58 grams. The street value of this quantity of methamphetamine is estimated at $1,800.
Arlington Police have seized the vehicle for a search warrant to continue the investigation in this case and additional charges may be filed.
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