Seattle Police and the FBI arrested more than 20 people in a Oxycodone trafficking bust that reached from Northern California to the Puget Sound, including the Central District.
Among the groups targeted most heavily in the investigation was CD-based gang the Union Street Black Gangster Disciples, the PI reports. Agents said the group was responsible for recent Seattle violence, but did not identify which incidents.
More than 100 federal and local law enforcement agents fanned out across the Puget Sound Region and Northern California today to arrest more than 20 defendants implicated in a significant narcotics trafficking ring, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Eighteen of the defendants have been indicted by the grand jury for distributing thousands of oxycodone pills in the Seattle area. An additional six defendants were arrested for their role in the drug distribution scheme. The arrests are the culmination of a two year investigation by the Seattle Safe Streets Task Force, operated by the FBI and Seattle Police Department.
SPD also published a list of the people arrested.