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Traffic Stop Yields Recovery of Stolen Gun and Narcotics

A Seattle Police officer working an emphasis shift along the 3rd Avenue corridor conducted a routine traffic stop which led to the seizure of a stolen gun, cash, and narcotics Monday afternoon in Downtown.

Just after 04:00 p.m., the SPD officer stopped the driver and asked for his license, he was unable to provide it or any other identification. The driver verbally identified himself to officers. A records check was completed, but the name provided came back with no license and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

The male suspect was taken into custody for driving a vehicle without a valid license. When officers searched the suspect, they located $1,536.00 in cash in his pants. Since the suspect would not be driving his vehicle without a valid license, officers went to secure the vehicle. 

As police were securing the vehicle, officers observed what appeared to be a large bag of marijuana and a digital scale. Due to the cash located on the suspect, the suspicious behavior of the suspect and now the drug paraphernalia located in the vehicle, police decided to seize the vehicle and obtain a search warrant. 

The male suspect was notified of the vehicle seizure, cited for his traffic violations, and later released from police custody. 

When police served the search warrant, the following was recovered from the vehicle: 

– a stolen handgun

– $1,667.00 in cash

– 4.4 grams crack

– 10.1 grams of heroin

– 109.7 grams of methamphetamine

– 109.7 grams of cocaine

– 23.9 grams of fentanyl powder

– 313.7 grams of marijuana

– 5.8 grams of unknown pills