Meth lab discovered in Seattle homeless tent fire

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Seattle police responded to the scene of an encampment fire that may have been a meth lab in the Chinatown-International District Thursday afternoon.

Officers arrived just after 1 p.m. near the intersection of 7th Avenue S and S Main Street, and once the fire was controlled, police searched the area for injured people but located no one.

Officers were contacted by Seattle Fire Department (SFD) personnel on the scene, who had located burnt cash and two safes found around where the fire occurred.

During the search for any injured occupants, police came across multiple guns, narcotics, cash, and other evidence of criminal activity.

Officers obtained a search warrant to recover the following items from tents and the surrounding area:

Four realistic-looking BB guns
Two revolvers
164.7 grams of fentanyl
59.8 grams of fentanyl powder
21.6 grams of crack cocaine
42.8 grams of methamphetamine
Surveillance equipment
EBT cards and other documents
Approximately $7,000 in cash
Police discovered information about any potential suspects connected to the evidence but have not located any suspects.

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Meth lab discovered in Seattle homeless tent fire

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Seattle police responded to the scene of an encampment fire that may have been a meth lab in the Chinatown-International District Thursday afternoon.

Officers arrived just after 1 p.m. near the intersection of 7th Avenue S and S Main Street, and once the fire was controlled, police searched the area for injured people but located no one.

Officers were contacted by Seattle Fire Department (SFD) personnel on the scene, who had located burnt cash and two safes found around where the fire occurred.

During the search for any injured occupants, police came across multiple guns, narcotics, cash, and other evidence of criminal activity.

Officers obtained a search warrant to recover the following items from tents and the surrounding area:

Four realistic-looking BB guns
Two revolvers
164.7 grams of fentanyl
59.8 grams of fentanyl powder
21.6 grams of crack cocaine
42.8 grams of methamphetamine
Surveillance equipment
EBT cards and other documents
Approximately $7,000 in cash
Police discovered information about any potential suspects connected to the evidence but have not located any suspects.