The sale and use of illicit drugs is an epidemic, not only on the Tulalip Reservation, but across the nation. The Tulalip Police Department is committed to halting the sale of drugs on our reservation.
On Thursday August 15, 2019, detectives of the Tulalip Tribal Police Drug Task Force, assisted by uniformed patrol officers, executed a search warrant on a residence in the Y-Site neighborhood of the Tulalip Reservation. This search warrant comes after a month-long investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal drugs from this residence. One suspect is in custody at this time.
This latest arrest is part of the ongoing effort by Tulalip Tribal Police to address drug dealing on the Tulalip Reservation and specifically in tribal housing. We understand that for families in our community, no criminal investigation can happen quickly enough. We want to assure you that although you may not always see our progress, we are actively working to stop the sale of drugs on our reservation. That means being meticulous in our investigations, so that convictions result from arrests. All of these efforts take time.
The best way to help us put dealers out of business for good is when you see something, say something. If you see suspicious activity, call our tip-line, 360-716-5990, and help us build a better Tulalip.