MOSES LAKE – A traffic stop for a suspected DUI reportedly led to police finding a stolen gun Sunday night in Moses Lake.
Moses Lake police stopped a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu on West Knolls Vista Drive after the driver was reportedly speeding, according to Moses Lake police on Monday.
The alleged driver, Armando J. Estrada, an 18-year-old Moses Lake resident, was taken into custody for DUI.
His passenger, Tyler J. Hilton, a 24-year-old Moses Lake man, was contacted by police and reportedly told officers there was a firearm in the car.
Officers reportedly found a pistol on the passenger-side floorboard and a second pistol under the passenger seat that was previously reported stolen, according to Moses Lake police.
Estrada was arrested for:
- Possession of a stolen firearm
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Driving with a suspended license in the second degree.
Hilton was also arrested for possession of a stolen firearm.