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Police seize firearms and drugs from multiple incidents

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police seized firearms and a large amount of drugs during four different incidents over the weekend.

On Friday, March 24, around 10 p.m. officers noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area of 4th and Thor. The officers approached the vehicle. The occupants fled, but the officers could clearly see a firearm laying inside the car.

A search warrant was applied, and they found four firearms as well as methamphetamine and heroin. The occupants of the vehicle have still not been identified.

The next day, around 10 p.m., a Spokane Police officer stopped a vehicle in the area of 3rd and Altamont. The driver, Julian Montano, was discovered to have a warrant out for his arrest, and was driving on a suspended license.

What was believed to be heroin was also found on the suspect, and a firearm was near the driver's seat.
A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, and the officer found more heroin, 2 handguns, and 3 rifles, 3 of which were reported stolen.

Just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, two officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Division and Pacific.

They found both methamphetamine and heroin on the driver, Eugene Stillwell, and later discovered a number of Electronic Benefits Transfer cards. The officers believed he was receiving the cards in exchange for drugs.

The final incident happened early on Monday morning, just before 12:30, when two officers noticed a couple of people acting suspiciously in the area of Cook and Hartson.

Upon pulling up, the male suspect, Taqiuddin Khalid, dropped a backpack, told the officers it wasn't his, and walked away.

The backpack contained an illegally sawed off shotgun. The backpack also contained methamphetamine and heroin. 

The suspect was determined to have a felony warrant out of Idaho and was prohibited from possessing firearms. He also had brass knuckles in his pocket.

All three suspects were booked into Spokane County Jail for their new charges and will be in court later afternoon on Monday.