A Seattle Police investigation into a suspected drug house in Capitol Hill resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine and what is believed to be property stolen from victims of an Aug. 4 apartment fire in the neighborhood, including what may be a prototype Xbox console.

Police received approval to execute a search warrant at an apartment unit in the 1700 block of 20th Avenue on Aug. 23 based on controlled purchases of meth conducted by a confidential informant, according to King County Superior Court documents.

The CI reported to police observing during one of those purchases an Xbox One with zebra print that appeared to be a prototype.

“Using this information, detectives were able to tie this Xbox to a previous burglary due to the unique markings,” the affidavit for search warrant states. “The CI also observed several laptops to include high-end Apple Macbooks.”

A fire in the Roxborough Apartments, 1720 E. Denny Way, displaced more than 30 residents on Aug. 4.

A contractor working on the damaged building reported to police having confronted a suspected burglar that fled the scene on Aug. 8, according to the affidavit.

“Over the next few days, residents returned to their units to find missing property and began to file police reports,” the affidavit states, adding multiple units accessed by force and “burglar tools” were left behind.

There were 13 victims at the time of the warrant request, and one of them was a software engineer at Microsoft, who reported two Xbox One units were stolen.

“One of these devices was unique in that it was a prototype not yet on the market,” the affidavit states. “It was set for public release in November of 2017. The value was said to be $499…” as explained by a Microsoft investigator.

There is an Xbox One X console slated for release by Microsoft on Nov. 7 and priced at $499.

Microsoft was receiving data from the console after the burglary, according to the affidavit, meaning it was being used.

“The Xbox was first connected to a Verizon hotspot, and then a T-Mobile hotspot,” the affidavit states. “It was likely stolen devices were being used as connection points to the Xbox in order to avoid tracking.”

Seattle Police served the search warrant at the suspected drug house on Aug. 24, but it does not appear from the Return of Search Warrant that anyone was home at the time.

An inventory of items seized included an Xbox with a controller, a Dell laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad and unspecified quantity of methamphetamine. The inventory list did not specify what type of Xbox was recovered.

Seattle Police Detective Patrick Michaud with SPD Public Affairs tells the Capitol Hill Times the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made so far.

CHT will update this article as more information becomes available.