Editor’s Update 5:00 PM Thursday February 11th: Timothy Rehberg made an initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle this afternoon. In its complaint the Feds say Rehberg knowingly and intentionally possessed, with intent to distribute, methamphetamine and heroin. At the time of his arrest he reportedly had six thousand dollars in cash, two cell phones and was wearing an electronic monitoring device on his ankle due to being on house arrest for a recent domestic violence incident.
Papers also say Rehberg has a 1993 felony conviction for manufacturing marijuana and that Rehberg was convicted for eight gross misdemeanors in State Courts between 1995 and 2015 for crimes including domestic violence, assault in the fourth degree, violation of protective orders, forgery and various violations involving deadly weapons.Original Story posted 5:00 PM Wednesday February 10th: Yesterday Seattle Police and Federal DEA agents arrested a 50-year-old Everett man who ran several clean and sober houses in Everett, Washington.
This afternoon a judge found there was probable cause to hold Timothy A. Rehberg on $250 thousand dollars bail for Violating the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to probable cause papers submitted by agents, in December of last year, they began an investigation into the operator of a non-profit organization called I.C. Clean People Recovery Housing.
While the non-profit was operating without current licensing it continued to advertise its services and ask for donations online. It’s stated mission…To help anyone quit drugs/alcohol and provide a safe, clean and sober home for them. We provide low income housing to anyone with no income or credit check. We offer hope to people who have nowhere else to go and no funds to get there. And to continue working with The City of Everett to improve all clean and sober housing.
Probable cause papers said between January 6th 2016 and February 4th 2016 13 grams of heroin, 125 grams of methamphetamine and 75 grams of marijuana were purchased in Everett.Yesterday special agents from ATF arrested Rehberg as he left his residence on Lombard in downtown Everett. Agents from the DEA and Seattle Police served search warrants at the non-profit’s office and clean and sober house at 2901 Everett Avenue as well as at a farm in the 6400 block of Larimer Road. (Editor’s note: the address originally was reported to be in the 6700 block of Larimer road. Apologies for the error Thanks to Gail Chism for the correction. LD)
From the farm agents reported they found a marijuana growing operation, while at the property on Everett Avenue, they seized approximately 400 grams of Methamphetamine and 150 grams of heroin along with a firearm.
Rehberg was booked into the Snohomish County Jail Tuesday night and made his first court appearance (which was a probable cause hearing) at 1 o’clock today. Based on information in the probable cause paperwork the case will likely be turned over to the US Attorney’s Office for Federal prosecution.
This is the second time in the past 3 months that methamphetamine use has been linked to a clean and sober house in Everett, Washington. In early December in a completely separate incident, the director of a non-profit clean and sober house on Beverly Lane raped and killed a resident after using methamphetamine. Kenny Tate has entered a plea of guilty to first degree murder and will be formally sentenced on March 8th.