FORKS – A Forks father and son have been arrested for heroin sales in the Clallam County’s west end.
Yesterday morning,the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team and members of the Washington State Patrol SWAT team arrested 28-year-old Forks resident Tommy Lee Cook Jr.
The arrest occurred at Cook Jr’s residence, a recreational vehicle parked in the 800 block of G St. in Forks.
Cook Jr. was taken into custody without incident after surrendering to the SWAT Team. Cook’s arrest was based on probable cause that OPNET developed that Cook Jr. had been selling heroin for cash or trading it for a type of tranquilizer.
After Cook was taken into custody, OPNET detectives served a search warrant at his RV. They found a semi-automatic pistol and digital scales. While serving the search warrant, OPNET developed enough probable cause to get a search warrant for the house where Cook’s RV was parked.
That house belonged to Cook’s father, 57-year-old Tommy Lee Cook Sr. During that search, detectives discovered approximately 62 grams of suspected heroin and $2,750 in cash in a closet. Suspected heroin and digital scales were also discovered. Heroin in the Forks area costs about $200 a gram.
Local law enforcement say they called in the SWAT team due to Cook Jr’s history of violent behavior that included convictions for making threats, harassment, and multiple assaults.
Both men were booked into the Clallam County jail on possible drug and weapons charges.