Bremerton police seized more than 200 oxycodone pills and over $200,000 in an operation on Thursday that concluded a two-week investigation into the distribution of the narcotic painkiller and other prescription medicines, according to police.
The investigation also resulted in the arrest of a 42-year-old University Place man who is being held in Pierce County Jail on investigation of drug and firearm charges, Bremerton police said. Detectives located more than 200 oxycodone pills, a loaded .45-caliber handgun and over $219,000.00 in cash in a search of the suspect’s property, according to police.
Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan said the investigation was conducted by the department’s Special Operations Group, comprised of four detectives and a detective sergeant from Bremerton and a detective from Poulsbo police.
“I appreciate the ongoing partnership between the Bremerton and Poulsbo police departments in reducing the influx of destructive drugs like oxycodone in our communities,” Strachan said.
People with information about drug, vice or gang activity are urged to contact the Special Operations Group at 360-473-5717 or leave information on a drug/gang hotline at 360-473-5299.