SEATTLE - Police recovered 12.1 grams of crack cocaine from within a man’s undergarment after taking him into custody Saturday night, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Around 9:15 p.m., two bike officers were patrolling the Pike and Pine corridor when they saw a man they knew in the 600 block of Pike Street.
According to police, the officers knew the man from a previous incident and knew he had an outstanding Department of Corrections felony warrant.
When the officers approached the man, he fled on foot and ran into the 1400 block of Seventh Avenue.
Police said as the man fled the area, he tossed a loaded Kel-Tec 9mm semi-automatic pistol under a car, before he was detained and taken into custody.
Another officer responded to the location to take the man back to the precinct.
According to police, the man was placed in the back of the van and he started acting furtively.
When the man arrived at the West Precinct, he was searched further and a bag containing 12.1 grams of crack cocaine was discovered within his underwear.
The man also had $355, which was seized for forfeiture.
Police booked the man into the King County Jail for investigation of violation of the uniform firearms act, investigation of violation of the uniform controlled substances act and his Department of Corrections felony warrant.
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