Police find Shoreline home full of drugs and stolen goods

Police find Shoreline home full of drugs and stolen goods
SHORELINE, Wash. -- Six people were arrested from a Shoreline home Thursday morning after deputies discovered drugs and stolen property inside.

It's the second time in the past year police have arrived with a search warrant at the home in the 1300 block of N. 169th Street. The most recent visit came after neighbors had complained about suspicious activity at the home.

"They've been complaining about a lot of short-stay traffic, what they suspect to be narcotics activity," said Sgt. Katie Larson with the King County Sheriff's Office.

Inside, deputies found heroin and meth, a sawed-off shotgun, a pipe bomb, and $5,000 in cash. But they also found a treasure-trove of stolen property, including computers, stereos, power tools, and high-end musical equipment totaling over $100,000.

Deputies are still investigating whether the three men and three women arrested Thursday had stolen any of the items but they believe the six acquired the items in trade for drugs, and that the items had come from various car prowls and home burglaries in the area.

"You name it, it's here, from a car prowl or a burglary," Larson said.

Police say they had served a search warrant there in August and arrested white supremacist tenants who had drugs, assault weapons, body armor, and blasting caps. Deputies say it's a different group of tenants this time around but the common denominator is landlord who rents to shady tenants.

"We contact the property owner, he clears out that group and then another group moves in, and within six months, this is what you have," Larson said. "Regardless of the occupants, they always seem to be of the same ilk."

The property owner told KOMO News he didn't know anything about the drugs and plans to clean up the place and find new tenants. Meanwhile, neighbors are now working through a city procedure to get the house shuttered for a year and require it be cleaned up.