Shelton Police Confiscate Drugs, Investigating Fraud

A drug bust leads Shelton Police to start an investigation into burglary, identity theft and fraud.

According to a news release, at approximately 7:30 PM Thursday, Shelton Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked on Turner Avenue near the intersection with 15th Street. The reporting parting said that one of the occupants of the vehicle appeared to have some type of weapon.

When officers arrived at the intersection, one of the occupants in the vehicle ran, emptying items from his pockets and dropping them on the ground as he fled. The
suspect was quickly caught, and the other two occupants of the vehicle were detained for what appeared to be possession of narcotics on the front seat of the vehicle.

Once officers secured the vehicle and obtained a search warrant, they found 174 grams of methamphetamine, 8 grams of Heroin, and a variety of pills.

The suspect who ran told officers that he fled because of his outstanding warrants through the Department of Corrections. Numerous stolen items were discovered in his possession, including ID cards and credit cards. He was later booked into Nisqually Jail for his outstanding warrants.

One of the other suspects also had outstanding warrants through the Mason County Superior Court.

The third occupant was booked for narcotics violations and possession of burglary tools.

The investigation is ongoing surrounding identity theft violations and possible fraud.