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Hundreds of pills, 19 guns found in West Seattle search

Seattle police say hundreds of pills and 19 guns were found Sunday in a search of a West Seattle home. (Photo: Seattle Police Department)

SEATTLE -- Seattle police officers found hundreds of pills and 19 guns Sunday morning when they served a search warrant at a West Seattle home.

Police say officers with the the Southwest Precinct Anti-Crime Team went to the home in the 7000 block of 18 Avenue Southwest at 10 a.m. Sunday.

A 28-year-old man tried to get away from arriving officers though a back door. But officers arrested him, police said.

Police say a search turned up 189 hydrocodone pills, 276 amphetamine pills and 3.5 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also found 11 pistols, five rifles and three shotguns. Police say one rifle with modified with a bump stock, which allows a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster.

The man was book into jail for investigation of drug offenses. Police are working with prosecutors about possible weapons charges.

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