Sheriff: Arrested drug dealer had anti-tank rifle

Sheriff: Arrested drug dealer had anti-tank rifle
Guns, including an anti-tank-rifle, reportedly found in the possession of a suspected drug dealer in Everett. (Courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

EVERETT, Wash. -- A very large anti-tank rifle is probably one of the last thing you want in possession of a wanted criminal, but that's exactly what the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reportedly found inside a storage locker belonging to a suspected drug dealer.

The Snohomish County Regional Drug and Gang Task Force arrested 40-year-old Aaron Knapp outside his storage unit in Everett Wednesday on suspicion of attempted delivery of a controlled substance.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a search warrant served on Knapp's Mercedes and storage unit turned up a pound of meth, half a pound of heroin, 15 firearms and approximately $40,000 in cash.

Of those firearms, 12 were military assault rifles (five of which were confirmed stolen), two were stolen handguns and one was a fully functional 20 mm anti-tank/sniper rifle, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Knapp was booked into Snohomish County Jail and is being held on $250,000 bail. He has been charged with possession of heroin and meth with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.