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Three arrested in Everson after months-long heroin investigation

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Three people were arrested in connection with a three-month investigation involving heroin dealing from an Everson home.

On Tuesday, the Whatcom Gang and Drug Task Force arrested Kenneth Bradford, 28, of Everson on suspicion of four counts of delivery of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (heroin and suboxone), and maintaining a premise for drug trafficking. He also had several outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Two others who were in the home were also arrested: Danl Killham, 56, on suspicion of maintaining a premise for drug trafficking; Nicholas Grant, 30, of Ferndale, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and two outstanding domestic violence warrants.

Task force operatives, along with the sheriff’s office SWAT team, served a search warrant on Tuesday at Bradford’s home in the 1800 block of East Pole Road. Bradford was taken into custody without incident. Killham and Grant were with Bradford during the search.

Detectives found around 13 grams of heroin, a scale that had drug residue on it and a small supply of suboxone strips and pills, according to the news release.

Detectives also seized approximately $1,600 in cash, a bag of loose silver pieces, and a chainsaw and concrete saw that had previously been reported stolen.

Since June, task force agents had made several purchases of heroin from Bradford in Whatcom County, according to a Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt

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