Police seize more than a dozen firearms in Everett raid

EVERETT — It looked like a picnic of guns.

A police raid on a north Everett storage unit on Thursday afternoon turned up more than a dozen firearms believed to be collected by a convicted felon suspected of drug trafficking.

Investigators laid the guns on a quilted blanket while sorting through the evidence. Yellow tape marked the weapons confirmed as stolen. It was more than a few.

The raid happened about 4 p.m. at a self-storage business along Smith Avenue.

Among the confiscated items was a sizable weapon believed to be a Finnish anti-tank gun dating back to World War II, said Lt. Doug Jeske, the assistant commander of the Snohomish Regional Drug &Gang Task Force.

The case started Wednesday night with the arrest of a felon.

The man had a pound of methamphetamine, a half-pound of heroin and three handguns, Jeske said. Two of the guns were known to be stolen. That’s in addition to the guns pulled from the man’s storage unit.

The man was booked into the county jail Wednesday night on allegations related to drug trafficking and illegal gun possession.

After the arrest, investigators developed information to obtain a search warrant for the storage unit, Jeske said.

“These individuals who work at the task force work tirelessly every day to get bad people off the street and things that can hurt people off the street,” Jeske said.

Other items visible inside the storage unit Thursday included ammunition, gym equipment and weights, a computer and a woman’s leather jacket.

Additional arrests are not anticipated.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.

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