Police: convicted felon found with loaded gun, cash and drugs

      SEATTLE -- A 36-year old convicted felon is back in jail after police found him with a stolen gun, $5,000 in cash and a veritable pharmacy of illegal drugs.

      Officers working an emphasis patrol on Aurora Avenue North Tuesday night first spotted the man at a 7-11 convenience store just after 10:30 p.m. While talking to the man, the officers noticed what looked to be the outline of a gun in his waistband.

      They grabbed his arms and pulled up his shirt to find a large, loaded revolver that fires .410 shotgun shells, according to police.

      After running the man's name, the officers learned he was a convicted felon and not allowed to carry a gun. Further digging showed the gun was also stolen. The man was also carrying close to $5,000 in cash.

      Police arrested him and filed a warrant to search his car, where they found methamphetamine, ecstasy, various unidentified pills and drug paraphernalia.

      The man was booked into King County jail for unlawful gun possession, possession of a stolen firearm and felony drug possession.


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