Four felony drug arrests in two days for busy Bremerton cops

Meth, heroin, cocaine and MDMA all seized in the arrests, police said.

A bag of crystal meth recovered during a drug bust in Bremerton on Tuesday, March 5. (Bremerton Police Department)

A bag of crystal meth recovered during a drug bust in Bremerton on Tuesday, March 5. (Bremerton Police Department)

It’s been a busy week for drug detectives in Bremerton.

On Tuesday, a traffic stop for an oustanding warrant turned up drugs and cash, police said.

Forty-nine year old Eric L. Gross was flagged by the city’s drug unit, the Special Operations Group, Tuesday afternoon around 5:19 p.m., according to a certificate of probable cause filed in Kitsap County. Bremerton police officers stopped him on Rocky Point Rd.

Police say Gross gave permission to search his pickup truck. The search turned up a plastic bag of what appeared to be crystal meth, weighing about 111 grams, police said. Pills and wads of cash were also seized in the arrest, according to police.

Gross was booked on one count of the possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a felony. A passenger, 21-year-old Zoe M. Latta, was also charged with the possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set for both at $100,000.

The following day, two drug busts – one by Bremerton police and one orchestrated by the Navy’s NCIS – resulted in suspects booked on felony drug charges.

Around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service conducted a “buy-bust” operation, or a sting, at a grocery store parking lot on Wheaton Way.

According to a certificate of probable cause filed in Kitsap County, NCIS Agents used an informant to perform a cocaine deal worth $1,000. The suspect, 25-year-old Koree L. Bottineau, was arrested at the scene.

Police say a subsequent vehicle search turned up “several large sandwich bags of drugs,” including MDMA or molly, and LSD, or acid.

Bottineau was booked on two felony counts including delivering a controlled substance and the possession of MDMA. Bail was set at $150,000.

Around the same time, Bremerton police officers arrested 43-year-old Nathaniel L. Woods on multiple drug charges.

According to a certificate of probable cause filed in Kitsap County, police say they received a tip that Woods had resupplied his drug stash at his residence on Marion Ave. Using that tip and other information police said they received a telephonic search warrant for the home.

A search around 7:55 p.m., police said, turned up heroin in amounts weighing approximately 108 grams in its container. About 95 grams of meth, cocaine and pills were found elsewhere in the house, according to police.

Woods was booked into Kitsap County jail and charged with two counts of the possession of controlled substances with the intent to deliver. Bail was set at $150,000.

Cash seized by Bremerton police during a drug arrest on March 5. (Bremerton Police Department)

Cash seized by Bremerton police during a drug arrest on March 5. (Bremerton Police Department)

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