Convicted drug dealer charged with selling while on bail

EVERETT — A convicted drug dealer who has been peddling heroin and methamphetamine for years in Everett has racked up another felony charge while out on bail.

Everett police have been investigating Levi Graham, 30, for years. Officers were told that “Graham was quite brazen about his dealing, conducting drug sales on the streets, as well as at the methadone clinic where heroin users attempt to seek help for their addiction,” Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Lisa Paul wrote in court papers.

Police have arrested Graham numerous times. Prosecutors have charged him with multiple drug crimes. In fact, Graham is awaiting sentencing on four different cases, dating back to 2012.

In the meantime, Graham allegedly continues to sling drugs in Everett and beyond, according to new charges filed earlier this week.

His latest arrest came Oct. 11. Everett police officers were watching Graham’s car as it pulled into a grocery store. He parked and a short time later other vehicles flocked to Graham’s location. Police watched as he made brief contact with multiple drivers, according to court documents.

“This area that Graham was dealing drugs in was within a ‘Stay Out of Drug Areas.’ It was a high drug area as well. Police had probable cause to arrest Graham for drug loitering under the Everett Municipal Code,” Paul wrote.

As he was being arrested Graham allegedly said, “I don’t have drugs on me.”

Police spoke with two people who had met up with Graham. They admitted that they’d just bought drugs from him. They told police Graham had been their dealer for several years, according to police reports.

Officers obtained a search warrant for Graham’s car. Inside they found a lock box designed to look like a book. The box allegedly contained heroin and meth. More drugs were found inside the center console. In total, police found a third of a pound of heroin, worth about $17,000. They also found about $3,100 worth of meth, Paul wrote.

Police found four cellphones. One rang continuously and the screen showed that there were 82 missed calls.

Bail was set at $100,000 in that case. Earlier this week bail was set at $75,000 for an Oct. 12 drug charge. Graham bailed out of jail Wednesday.

His attorney filed a motion to reduce bail. Paul is opposed to any reduction.

Graham is a prolific dealer, who “will not stop committing crimes if he is out of custody,” Paul wrote. He is facing up to 10 years in prison, she wrote.

Graham is expected in court next week to answer to the new charges.

Diana Hefley: 425-339-3463; hefley@heraldnet.com.

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