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Traffic Violation Leads to Recovery of a “Ghost” Gun, Narcotics and Cash

Seattle Police Department patrol officers recovered a 3D printed firearm, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun,” along with suspected narcotics and cash from a vehicle in Belltown Friday night.

Around 10:15 p.m., officers were on routine patrol near the intersection of Denny Way and 4th Avenue when they observed a vehicle, without a license plate, commit a moving violation. Officers attempted to contact the driver, but he had already exited the vehicle and entered a nearby building. When officers approached the vehicle, they observed a large quantity of suspected narcotics in a shopping bag inside. While officers were inspecting the vehicle, the driver exited the building. Officers attempted to catch up with the suspect, but he fled into a large crowd.

Officers applied for and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle the following was recovered.

  • 1 loaded semi-automatic handgun without a serial number.
  • 2 fully loaded extended handgun magazines.
  • 330.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
  • 522.9 grams of suspected “M-30” fentanyl pills.
  • 1207.6 grams of suspected fentanyl powder.
  • 198.8 grams of suspected crack cocaine.
  • 1034 grams of suspected cocaine.
  • 227.7 grams of suspected Xanax.
  • 169.1 grams of suspected heroin.
  • $9,530 in cash.
  • 2 digital scales.

This is open and on-going investigation. Detectives are still searching for the suspect and will update this post when he is apprehended.

**Update** The amount of suspected M-30 Fentanyl Pills and Fentanyl Powder recovered has been amended for accuracy.