Drug Enforcement Administration

Seattle

Keith R. Weis, Special Agent in Charge

February 11, 2016

Contact: Jodie Underwood

Phone Number: (206) 553-5443

Owner Of Several Clean And Sober Residential Facilities Arrested For Drug Trafficking

Snohomish County location – gun, meth, heroin & oxycodone seized

SEATTLE - Investigators with the Drug Enforcement (DEA) and the Seattle Police (SPD) arrested the owner and operator of a number of ‘clean and sober’ residential facilities on February 9, 2016, following an investigation that revealed the man was dealing illegal drugs. Timothy Rehberg, 50, of Everett was arrested Tuesday following a three-month investigation.  In a search of the office at the primary I.C. Clean People Recovery Housing, Incorporated facility in the 2900 block of Everett Avenue in Everett, authorities located approximately one pound of crystal methamphetamine, a quarter pound of heroin, small quantities of marijuana, oxycodone and methadone, and a .38 caliber revolver.  Rehberg will make his initial appearance on the criminal complaint in Seattle at 2:00 PM this afternoon.  He remains in custody pending a detention hearing.

According to charging documents in Snohomish County, Rehberg came to the attention of law enforcement in December 2015, when a witness identified him as someone selling methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana.  Further investigation confirmed Rehberg’s identity and his occupation as the owner and operator of a chain of clean and sober housing facilities under the name ‘I.C. Clean People Recovery Housing.’  Subsequently, law enforcement made four purchases of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana, from Rehberg.  Rehberg is prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior felony convictions as well as an active protection order from a domestic partner.

The federal charges will be filed at the initial appearance this afternoon.  The charges contained in the complaint are only allegations.  A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The investigation was led by the DEA and SPD with assistance from Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector (HHS-OIG), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & (ATF), and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

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