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Anacortes Police arrested and charged a local man with multiple felonies after discovering three handguns, numerous pills along with white powder-like substances in his backpack.

Police officers arrested a 37-year-old Anacortes man on Friday, Sept. 16, and later submitted charging documents for violation of a no-contact order (domestic violence), three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and three counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver. With the exception of the no-contact order violation, these are felony charges.

Officers initially responded to the 800 block of 30th Street after being dispatched to a report of a violation of a no-contact order, which they confirmed had occurred. Additionally, officers searched the man’s backpack, incident to arrest, and found three loaded semiautomatic handguns, two of which had rounds chambered.  Officers also discovered a large quantity of blue pills in six different bags, a large amount of a white crystalline substance in two bags and a white powder substance in another bag.  The substances in the backpack were field-tested and yielded presumptive positive results for methamphetamine and fentanyl.

The man was later confirmed to have 12 felony convictions, making it unlawful for him to purchase or possess firearms.  The no-contact order also required him to surrender all firearms he possessed.

The man was transported to Skagit County jail and placed on an investigative hold, with the aforementioned charges later filed.

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