Drug crimes can happen anywhere, even where you would least expect it. The local news reports that police recently raided a doggy day care center that they believed was also dealing drugs. On February 25th police surrounded Arlington Doggy Daycare in order to investigate whether the premises was selling heroin and other drugs. Reports show that drugs and firearms were recovered leading to the arrest of a 42-year-old man named David Funk, Jr. Funk lives in a mobile home on the daycare's property and is believed to have been selling drugs for the center's operator.
DEA agents allegedly found heroin, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a large amount of cash and at least one gun. Funk admitted to dealing drugs out of the business for at least the past 6 months and is now facing charges for “knowingly and intentionally distributing heroin”.
The relationship between Funk and the daycare is unclear at the moment and it does not appear that any additional arrests have been made. Despite the criminal activity, the center did board dogs and has even received 5 star reviews from customers. However, if the DEA believes that the business was strongly involved in these drug crimes, the owner and even other employees could face serious charges. The business and property could be subject to seizure by the police as well.
Drug distribution charges are very serious in Washington, especially when they involve a Schedule I drug like heroin. If convicted, Funk could face a combination of up to 2 years of jail time and up to $2,000 in fines. Additionally, he will have a Class C felony conviction on his criminal record.
If you have been accused of a drug crime in Seattle, it is important to speak to an experienced defense lawyer right away. Most VUCSA crimes are felony offenses and convictions can result in devastating sentences. Just because you have been arrested, it does not mean that you are guilty. Defense options are available for every case.