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Man Arrested for Narcotics and Stolen Handgun in Downtown Emphasis

A detective working a Downtown emphasis arrested a man Monday evening for multiple narcotics offenses and possession of a stolen handgun.

Around 5:30 p.m., the detective, working an emphasis along the Pike / Pine corridor, observed a man enter an alley in the 300 block of Pine Street with a woman where some type of exchange occurred. A short time later, the same man was seen exchanging suspected narcotics for cash with another male who approached him on foot.

The man was taken into custody by police a block away. Officers seized the following during a search of the suspect and his belongings:

  • 9mm semi-automatic pistol – reported stolen out of Federal Way
  • 27.8 grams crystal methamphetamine
  • 6.2 grams tar heroin
  • 3.7 grams suspected fentanyl powder
  • 6.1 grams suspected fentanyl pills
  • 7 grams suspected marijuana
  • Loaded magazine
  • $657 cash
  • Digital scale with paraphernalia and packaging materials

The suspect is a convicted felon and prohibited from being in possession of a firearm.

Police booked the 42-year-old man into the King County Jail for felony narcotics violations, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.