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Task force, special investigations deputies arrest high-priority offender who failed to appear in court on drug, gun charges

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On Tues., Apr. 30, in the 9900 block of Golden Given Rd E in the Midland area, a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the FBI’s South Sound Gang Task Force spotted a 33-year-old fugitive who had warrants for failing to show up to court on drug and gun charges. The fugitive had been classified by the Prosecutor’s Office as a high-priority offender.

As the fugitive exited a gas station, the task force deputy and deputies from our Special Investigations Unit moved in to arrest him. He was taken into custody without incident.

During a search of his backpack, deputies located 14 grams of methamphetamine, 13 grams of cocaine, 24 grams of fentanyl powder, 100 fentanyl pills, baggies and a scale.

He was booked into jail for his warrants and for the drugs.

Prosecutors added three new counts of drug possession with intent to distribute. Bail was set at $300,000 for all charges.