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Police arrest Coupeville man for heroin

A man living south of Coupeville was arrested Wednesday for possession of heroin and methamphetamine.

On June 5 the Island County Sheriff’s Office HEAT team along with officers from the Washington State Department of Corrections served a search warrant at a residence off Highway 20. Detective Ed Wallace said the resident, Scott Houston, 28, was taken into custody on a $50,000 arrest warrant for possession of heroin with intent to deliver. During a search of the residence, 1.5 pounds of tar heroin along with 5 grams of methamphetamine and $4,900 cash were located.

Wallace said Houston is being held without bail on a Department of Corrections detainer and $150,000 bail for the new drug charges. The estimated street value of the heroin is in excess of $100,000.

 

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