Crime

Olympia man, woman arrested with more than 80 syringes of heroin

A 37-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were arrested Friday in Olympia after police learned that they had been selling large amounts of heroin from their home, according to the Olympia Police Department.

Officers began investigating the suspects after their neighbors reported seeing suspicious activity at the home, located near the intersection of State Avenue and Bethel Street, Lt. Paul Lower said. They gathered enough evidence to obtain a warrant, and searched the home at about 11 a.m.

Officers found more than 80 needles pre-loaded with heroin, worth about $1,700. They also found another ounce of heroin, packaging, scales, safes and hundreds of dollars in cash, Lower said.

“What makes this so incredible is the amount of heroin they were selling,” Lower said. “We see people selling pre-loaded needles out of the backs of cars, but that’s just a few at a time. We haven’t seen anything like this in a long time.”

The two suspects were booked into the Thurston County Jail and are expected to appear in court Monday afternoon. The suspects also had outstanding state Department of Corrections warrants.

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