When We Last Left Our Intrepid Heroes…
Originally posted: http://seattlecrime.com/2011/04/22/when-we-last-left-our-intrepid-heroes
By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee
It’s been awhile since we’ve written about the masked members of the Rain City Superhero Movement, but they’re still around, fightin’ crime and whatnot.
Last night, Seattle police arrested one man in the University District for drug possession after RCSM’s Phoenix Jones and his partner in crime-fighting, Pitch Black, apparently set up their own drug sting.
Around 9:30 p.m. last night, Pitch Black and Phoenix Jones were staking out the University District, when a man walked up to Pitch Black—who was not in costume—at 50th and Brooklyn and offered to sell him heroin, according to a police report.
Pitch Black declined to buy any heroin from the man, who then pulled out a small plastic baggie of a “brown, clay-like substance,” and asked again, the report says.
Pitch Black and Phoenix Jones then detained the man and called police.
Officers spoke with the suspect, who told police he was in the area to pick up a prescription for his sister, and that Pitch Black had approached him and asked him if he had any cocaine.
Police then asked the man if he’d be willing to empty his pockets, and he agreed.
Officers found a knife in the man’s jacket, “a clear straw containing a brownish residue” and a “red, heart-shaped box,” which contained five oxycodone pills.
It appears the man wasn’t able to explain why the pills were in a box instead of a prescription bottle. He did, however, explain to officers that he used the straw for smoking opium.
Police booked the man into the King County Jail on a drug charge.
Officers attempted to contact the alleged dealer’s sister to find out if the Oxycodone belonged to her. The report doesn’t say whether they were able to reach her.