Unusual motel sting casts wide net on illicit activity on Aurora Avenue

Seattle police Officer Steve Knapp escorts Orion Motel manager Kevin Lundquist, 51, out of the motel Monday. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

A months-long undercover police operation came to a close Monday with the arrests of two unlikely suspects: the managers of the Orion Motel, who are accused of facilitating prostitution and drug activity and providing cover to the pimps and drug dealers who rent rooms there.

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