Des Moines police make ‘significant arrest’, confiscate drugs, guns and cash

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The Des Moines Police Department – ​​in cooperation with local and federal law enforcement partners, including the U.S. Marshal Service and the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force – announced on Wednesday August 24, 2022 that it has made a “significant arrest”.

Police say on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, information was obtained about a violent fugitive wanted in the Pacific Highway S. area of ​​Des Moines. The Des Moines Police Department is targeting this area due to increased criminal activity, drug trafficking, and violence. U.S. Marshals and task force officers moved to the area and located the fugitive, who was arrested without incident.

During the arrest, a search was conducted which uncovered over $10,000 in cash, approximately 1,100 fentanyl tablets and over 36 grams of fentanyl rock. A search warrant was obtained for the fugitive’s vehicle where a loaded handgun was found.

The fugitive was jailed on warrant and is currently awaiting additional charges.

“We are pleased to have removed not only a violent fugitive from our streets, but also a large amount of deadly fentanyl and a handgun,” police said. “We appreciate the strong relationships with our regional law enforcement agencies and look forward to our continued success in making our community safer for everyone to live, work and visit.”

Photos courtesy of the Des Moines Police Department

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