A 34-year-old man who was allegedly selling weapons and heroin from a Magnolia home and his alleged heroin supplier face drug and weapons charges after they sold drugs and a gun to an informant last week, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Last week, Jorge Carlos Camps, 34, was charged in U.S. District Court with distributing heroin and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. His alleged supplier, Roger Lee Hiddleston, 44, of Seattle, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle today on charges of heroin distribution, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm.
On April 26, police received a tip that a 26-year-old man, who lives with his parents in the home in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, and Camps had an “arsenal” of firearms in the home’s basement, where Camps was living, police said.
An undercover informant contacted the two men, who sent pictures of various weapons via text message, along with a price list for the guns, according to the criminal complaint.
Court papers say the informant purchased several grams of heroin and what was believed to be a submachine gun from the men. However, police later discovered the weapon was actually a .22-caliber rifle modified to look like a more expensive and more powerful weapon.
Police, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, raided the home last Tuesday. Police said they seized three handguns and nine rifles, body armor, ammunition, a small quantity of heroin, SPD patches, a Pacific police officer’s badge and two suspected homemade explosive devices.
Hiddleston was present at the sale, and after he left the Magnolia home, police stopped his car. Inside, police say, they found heroin, methamphetamine, drug-distribution materials and $2,225. Police also recovered a Sig Sauer Model p230 9 mm Kurz semi-automatic pistol.
The 26-year-old man was interviewed and released after the raid. His parents were apparently unaware the men were selling guns out of the home, police said.
Camps and Hiddleston remain in custody at the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac.