A suspected drug dealer ran from officers last night, tossing a handgun in the process, before he was taken into custody. The officers’ instincts proved correct as a quantity of drugs were found on the man after his arrest.
Two officers were patrolling the Pike/Pine Corridor on their mountain bikes last night around 9:15 pm, when they saw a known male in the 600 block of Pike St. They knew the man from previous contacts and knew that he had an outstanding Department of Corrections felony warrant. When they approached to contact him, the suspect fled on foot, running into the 1400 block of 7th Avenue. While fleeing, he tossed a loaded Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic pistol under a car, before he was detained and taken into custody.
Another officer responded to transport the suspect back to the precinct. After he was placed in the back of the van,the suspect began acting furtively as if attempting to conceal something, likely narcotics in his pants. At the West Precinct, the suspect was searched further, during which a baggie containing 12.1g of crack cocaine was recovered from within his underwear.
In addition, the suspect was in possession of $355, which was seized for forfeiture. The gun and drugs were submitted into evidence.
The adult male was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA) , Investigation of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (VUCSA) and his DOC felony warrant.