MACLEOD PAPPIDAS | THE DAILY WORLD
Officers keep watch on a home that is the subject of a search warrant on 8th Street in Aberdeen Wednesday morning.The street was closed off and as many as two dozen officers from various departments responded because police had identified eight to 10 people frequenting the house, most of them with arrest warrants.
Between 18 and two dozen law enforcement officers helped serve a search warrant Wednesday morning on a suspected drug house on Broadway and 8th Street in Aberdeen. The affluent neighborhood includes homes by judges, doctors and Aberdeen council members.
Aberdeen Police Capt. John Green said that the large response was because officers had identified eight to 10 people frequenting the house, most of them with arrest warrants and known by local police officials.
Police arrested two people in the house on Wednesday, but Green said officers didn’t really know what to expect while serving the search warrant and prepared for a possible standoff. Green said officers were still identifying the two suspects.
Police officers cordoned off a block of 8th Street on both sides and brought in help from the Hoquiam Police Department, which brought their command vehicle; and the state Department of Corrections.
“Admittedly, this is not an area you’d expect a potential drug house to be,” Green said. “But this shows it can happen anywhere and we have received many, many complaints about this house and activity going on here.”
Green said officers came prepared to look for drugs, drug paraphernalia and weapons, breaking open padlocks and combing the attic of the house.