Police Find Gun, Ammo, Narcotics in Car After DUI Arrest

After arresting a man in North Seattle for DUI late Thursday night, police found a loaded gun, a variety of narcotics, and almost 100 rounds of ammunition in the car he was driving.

Thursday at about 10:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported a possible DUI driver driving erratically near 8th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 100th Street. About 45 minutes later, police checking the area discovered a vehicle parked illegally in the intersection of 8th Avenue Northwest and Alderbrook Place Northwest. A closer look revealed the driver was passed out in the front seat, with narcotics visible on the floorboard. Officers woke the driver and placed him under arrest for DUI and possession of narcotics. The 42-year-old man also had a Department of Corrections warrant, so officers booked him into SCORE Jail.

Police seized the vehicle and applied for a search warrant to retrieve the drugs. Officers discovered a variety of narcotics in the car, including approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine, 7 grams of fentanyl, 4 grams of crack cocaine, 5 grams of heroin, and more than 60 pharmaceutical pills. Additionally, officers found a pair of brass knuckles and a loaded handgun. Plus, 91 rounds of ammunition – in boxes, bags, and scattered loose around the car.