Armed Drug Dealer from Seattle’s Belltown Neighborhood Gets Six Years in Prison
March 01, 2018
Man Ran Drug Operation from Elderly Grandmother’s Condominium
(SEATTLE, WA.) – A Seattle man who sold heroin and meth in downtown Seattle while armed with a handgun was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to six years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.
Justin Garrett Harrison, 37, used his 85-year-old grandmother’s condominium home to store and sell heroin and methamphetamine.
Judge John C. Coughenour sentenced Harrison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime. Coughenour ordered four years of supervised release to follow the prison term.
According to records filed in the case, in late January 2017, Harrison arranged to sell $2500 worth of heroin to an undercover agent. Police had already received numerous complaints from neighbors at Harrison grandmother’s condo complex about the high volume of foot traffic coming and going from the condo.
Harrison was arrested in the lobby of the building after he returned from another drug deal. Police say he carried a backpack containing meth, heroin, prescription pills, three cell phones, a drug ledger and a loaded handgun with additional rounds of ammunition.
In the apartment law enforcement found other evidence of drug trafficking and at a room in a nearby hotel they found nearly half a pound of methamphetamine that Harrison was storing in the room safe.
The case was investigated by the Seattle Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).