Traffic Stop Leads to Drugs & Guns

A traffic stop led Shelton Police to drugs and guns Thursday.

A news release says an officer pulled over a vehicle in the downtown area of Shelton for a traffic offense and arrested the driver for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. During the stop, officers could see items in the car that led them to believe there were illegal narcotics inside the vehicle.

After serving a search warrant on the vehicle, officers located suspected heroin, and items used for selling drugs (scale, baggies, etc.). Also inside the vehicle were three firearms – two rifles and one pistol.
The AR-15 rifle was equipped with a “bump-stock”, which is illegal in State of Washington. The .22 rifle was equipped with a silencer and extended magazine.

The vehicle was sealed and towed to the City impound. The driver was released due to preexisting medical conditions that prevented them from being booked into jail. Shelton Police are currently working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and will be establishing a series of drug and firearm charges for the driver of the vehicle.