Recklessly-driven PT Cruisers and baseball-sized chunks of meth go hand-in-hand, and reports out of South Seattle from last night prove it.
According to Seattle Police, Sunday at approximately 10:30 p.m. 911 calls started coming in reporting a hit-and-run and shots fired near Benefit Park at Beacon Avenue S and Carkeek Dr. S. Callers reported to police that a white PT Cruiser was involved in the strange disturbance, along with a green Honda - with both vehicles allegedly driving reckless and banging into each other, in what police have described as a scene similar to "bumper cars." Witnesses also reported to authorities that the cars were possibly exchanging gunfire - though police have found no evidence of that at this point.
Soon after calls started coming in, a responding officer located the white PT Cruiser and witnessed the passenger of the vehicle throw a "baseball sized white item," from the car and into some brush as the car attempted to speed away. Not long after, the car was stopped by police at MLK Jr Wy S and S. Henderson Street and two occupants were taken into custody.
The green Honda was never found, and is still being sought according to police.
Because suspected criminals rarely throw non-incriminating items from the car as they're being chased by law enforcement, police decided to call in the canines to search the roadside brush in hopes of finding whatever it was that got chucked from the PT Cruiser. It didn't take long to hit pay dirt.
Because of the thick underbrush where the white item was thrown from the car a SPD firearms dog and drug dog were brought to the scene. The drug dog found the item (large ball of meth) which was collected and placed into evidence.
Police say both suspects from the PT Cruiser were investigated and released (minus their large ball of meth) pending further investigation.