Ballard man charged by police, FBI and Homeland Security for drug dealing and gun possession
Information from King County Prosecutors office
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office rush filed three drug dealing charges and four unlawful gun possession charges against a Ballard man in a case investigated by Seattle Police, the FBI and Homeland Security.
The defendant, Robert Catone, is charged with:
- Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (possession with intent — meth)
- Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (possession with intent — fentanyl)
- Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (possession with intent — heroin)
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree (4 charges)
From the charging documents see the link
"On September 22, 2022, Seattle Police and agents from Homeland Security and the FBI served a search warrant on the defendant’s home in the 600 block of Northwest 58th St. The defendant, post Miranda, told detectives that inside his home, they would find fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and firearms. The defendant told officers everything belonged to him. After the search of the home, officers recovered 14 firearms, to include handguns, rifles, and semi-automatic rifles. In addition, officers located 1,345.4 grams of fentanyl, 238.2 grams of heroin, and 14.8 grams of methamphetamine. Officers located additional narcotics, ammunition, body armor, firearm accessories, narcotics wrapping material, and $44,482 in US Currency. The defendant is ineligible to possess a firearm due to a prior felony conviction."
King County Prosecutors argued that he be held on $500,000 bail at the first appearance. The first appearance judge set bail at $150,000, and because we didn’t have the grounds to re-argue that amount, the KCPAO asked for that amount to be maintained when we rush filed charges.
The defendant remains in the King County Jail. His next court date is his arraignment scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 10 in room E1201A of the King County Courthouse.
This is the first felony case involving this defendant sent to the KCPAO since 2003, which ended in the Attempted Forgery conviction. Additional charges in this case are possible.