BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Officers arrested a Bellingham man with known gang ties after he was found riding in a car with a loaded gun, drugs, and his young son.
The State Patrol reports troopers pulled over a sedan near Bakerview and the Guide Meridian for an equipment violation at about 1 a.m. Sunday, September 25th.
Trooper Jacob Kennett says the driver consented to a search of the car and two other men in the car also offered their information.
A fourth man, Eric J. Miranda, refused and walked away from the scene.
A search of a bag in the car revealed the loaded handgun, fentanyl pills and Miranda’s ID.
Bellingham Police arrested him nearby.
Miranda’s seven year old son was also in the car and was returned to relatives.