Hand gun recovered from 18-year-old female

An 18-year-old female arrested for narcotics violations also found to be in possession of a handgun. Last night at approximately 9:00 p.m., West Precinct officers were conducting narcotics surveillance in the 200 block of Pine Street when they observed a female sitting in a window ledge along the south side of Pine Street. This area is frequented by drug dealers and people looking to buy drugs.

While watching her, the officers saw her remove a baggie of crack cocaine from a pocket in her sleeve. She showed the drugs to another female, and then placed them back into the pocket.

The officers made contact and arrested the female without incident.  The officers recovered approximately ½ gram of crack cocaine and less than 1/2 a gram of powdered cocaine from her person.  After handcuffing her, they asked if she had any weapons on her, and she told them she had a gun in another jacket pocket. 

Officers located and retrieved a semi-auto handgun, the serial number of which had been scratched off.  The gun was not loaded, and no magazines or ammunition were located.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA) and Investigation of Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA).