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Yakima police find stolen gun, drugs

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YAKIMA--A stolen gun taken off the streets of Yakima Sunday afternoon.

People living on the 700 block of South 8th Avenue called police several times overnight regarding a loud party next door.

Every time officers responded, the partiers refused to let them in.

Police came back Sunday morning with search warrants, and after taking nine minors into custody in the first search, officers found a handgun hidden in the home's fireplace several hours later.

Police traced the gun back to a Sunnyside home.  The owners had reported it stolen two weeks ago.

Police say they'd make more busts like this if they had the resources.

"Normally officers are so busy running from call to call we don't have the time to do some of the extra things or go the extra mile a lot of times that it requires."

Police arrested eleven minors for underage drinking, and hope to connect one of them to the stolen pistol.

YPD officers and Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies also found roughly 25 grams of marijuana, pipes, bongs and several scales.

Henne said they will not be able to charge any of the suspects with attempting to distribute or felony possession because the amount does not meet the 40 grams needed to constitute a felony under Washington law.