SEATTLE — Seattle police officers arrested a woman who was driving a stolen car and found a gun, knife and brass knuckles in her purse Thursday afternoon.
At 3:15 p.m., police and Seattle Fire medics were called to Fifth Avenue and Blanchard Street in Belltown for a man who was overdosing.
The caller said she had already tried to revive the man with naloxone nasal spray.
Police and firefighters arrived and found two people in a running car — a victim in the passenger seat and a woman in the driver’s seat.
Firefighters treated the victim while officers asked the woman to turn off the car.
A records check showed the car had been reported stolen, and the woman was arrested for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle.
Officers said a search of the woman’s purse yielded brass knuckles, a spring blade knife, and a handgun that was not registered to her. She did not have a concealed pistol license or a valid driver’s license.
When the car was reported stolen, the owner gave police permission to search the car if it was found. Inside, officers found a bag containing methamphetamine, oxycodone and benzodiazepine. A scale and ledger with narcotic weights and corresponding prices were also found, and the arrested woman’s name was written inside the ledger, officers said.
A dozen laptops, tablets, smartwatches and other electronics were also inside the car.
Meanwhile, the man who overdosed fully regained consciousness and left the scene.
The 24-year-old woman was booked into King County Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle and intent to distribute narcotics. Officers also requested charges for unlawful carrying of a pistol and unlawful possession of dangerous weapons.
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