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Drugs, guns seized

Bainbridge Island Police seized loaded guns, drugs, stolen jewelry and a pipe bomb in raids on two island homes Monday.

Officers also arrested four adults on felony drug, stolen property and illegal weapons charges, police said.

The first bust occurred just after 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at a Wing Point home after police received a tip from a citizen.

After obtaining a search warrant, police seized a loaded handgun and large pipe bomb, Chief Matt Haney said.

Police also found jewelry, camera equipment and personal papers recently stolen from other homes.

A “large quantity” of methamphetamine, marijuana, unlabeled pharmaceuticals and drug packaging supplies were also confiscated.

Police moved on to a related bust at a downtown Winslow home just after 11 p.m., seizing several loaded semi-automatic rifles, a shotgun, ammunition and two homemade explosive devices.

The Winslow residence also contained a marijuana-growing operation with lighting systems and several plants.

The Washington State Patrol assisted police in extracting the pipe bomb and the other explosives.

Bainbridge police are working with burglary victims to identify missing property and are working with the county prosecutor’s office to determine specific charges for the four adults arrested.

The arrests were announced Tuesday morning, with at least one suspect said to be held in the county jail on $10,000 bail.

More information on the suspects and charges were not available at press time.

Haney said illegal weapons and drug crimes are not rare on the island.

“There’s so much citizens don’t recognize going on,” he said. “There’s significant crime on Bainbridge Island. That’s why we’re here.”

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