At a Covington house on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, the ATF Violent Crimes Task Force (which includes the King County Sheriff’s Office) arrested a 39-year old man – and multi-time convicted felon – who is suspected of illegally selling stolen firearms taken in a burglary of a Tacoma gun store in August.

Police say that 24 handguns were stolen in the burglary, one of which was found in a search of the Covington residence where the arrest took place.

In addition to that pistol, 13 other weapons were seized – including assault-style rifles and pistols.

Other items recovered include:

    • 179 grams of Xanax
    • 87.1 grams methamphetamine
    • 157.6 grams heroin
    • Body armor
    • $7,290 in cash

A 32-year old male, who had an outstanding DOC warrant, was also arrested at the home.

The Violent Crimes Task Force includes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the King County Sheriff’s Office (KSCO), Department of Corrections (DOC). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) also assisted.

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