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Police Seize Loaded Gun, Suspected Fentanyl After Chasing Dealer Through Westlake Park

Police seized a loaded handgun and suspected fentanyl from a 22-year-old man after officers spotted a man dealing narcotics downtown on Wednesday.

Around 12:30 p.m., officers saw the man passing suspected fentanyl for cash at 3rd and Pike Street. When officers tried to contact the man he led them on a brief foot chase through Westlake Park, and tossed chairs and tables in the path of pursuing officers, only to stumble and fall to the ground.  

Officers arrested the man and found he was carrying a gun—which had slid down the leg of his pants—along with 14 grams of suspected fentanyl, and cash. The gun was also registered to someone other than the suspect.

Officers booked the man into the King County Jail.