County cops score drugs, guns in early morning Scatchet Head raid

Drugs and guns were taken in a raid on a Scatchet Head home this week. Rebecca McCarthy

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office seized about $23,000 worth of drugs in an early morning raid at Scatchet Head Thursday.

The sheriff’s office Hard Entry Arrest Team, which is similar to a SWAT team, served a narcotics search warrant at a home on the 3600 block of Casey Street in Clinton at about 5:30 a.m., according to Detective Ed Wallace.

Wallace said police found a large amount of methamphetamine in the home. The largest bag weighed about 1.5 pounds, plus they found smaller amounts of the drug elsewhere.

In addition, the deputies seized a large quantity of heroin, as well as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms, Wallace said. A handgun and a rifle were also confiscated.

He said the resident, 49-year-old Rebecca McCarthy, was arrested without incident. She was booked into the Island County jail on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver meth.

Wallace said detectives often execute search warrants early in the morning to help ensure that the defendant will be home and because of safety concerns. He said they want to be done by the time kids start heading out to school.