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Drug bust in Friday Harbor September 24 after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Friday Harbor for a burned out brake light, resulted in an arrest for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. More than 600 pills and paraphernalia were found in the Chrysler Aspen after a warrant was obtained and the vehicle impounded.

San Juan County Deputy Isaac Norton a routine traffic stop on September 24, 2022 for burned out brake light, expired registration over 2 months and failing to transfer a vehicle title after sale.

According to the Sheriff's press release, the driver Troy Kirk, formerly of San Juan Island was driving on a suspended license and had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Skagit County. He was taken into custody.

During a search, a single blue pill marked M-30 was located in his pocket. M-30 is the drug manufacturer's mark for Oxycodone. It is commonly a counterfeit pill for Fentanyl. Further investigation indicated there were more pills inside the vehicle.

The vehicle was impounded and towed to the Sheriff’s Office. A search warrrant was obtained and a search of the vehicle produced over 600 pills and paraphernalia consistent with distribution.

Kirk was booked into the San Juan County holding cell for his outstanding Skagit County. Charges for possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance were filed with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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