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Stolen truck leads to gun cache, drugs

Warrants issued in the investigation of a stolen truck, led Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office detectives to an “arsenal of guns” and drugs.

A Kitsap County employee — 41-year-old Trevor Joseph Hulley — appeared in District Court Feb. 4 and was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possessing a stolen firearm and possession of meth with intent to manufacture or deliver.

His bail was set at $500,000, according to charging papers.

According to charging documents, Hulley contacted deputies after someone took his Dodge truck on Jan. 29.

He reported a vehicle dropped a male off at the road shed, located on Seabeck Highway, who then stole his truck and was in pursuit of the suspects.

Deputies stopped the vehicle with three occupants inside — all from Port Angeles — and later found the stolen truck. Inside the truck, investigators discovered a stolen handgun that had been taken from a burglary in Seabeck in November 2012.

During the investigation, detectives discovered Hulley was alleged to have guns and may be trafficked firearms over state lines, the document stated.

They also learned Hulley was convicted of violating a no contact domestic violence order and non permitted to have guns.

Warrants were issued Feb. 1 to search Hulley’s home on Fairview Boulevard SW and his truck. Investigators found about 20 firearms — mostly handguns — along with meth and paraphernalia at the home and an ounce of meth in the truck, documents stated.

After the search, Hulley was arrested Feb. 1 and booked into jail for unlawful possession of a firearm. Deputies also found a large roll of money on Hulley at the time of his arrest.

Public Communications Manager Doug Bear said Hulley, a mechanic, has worked in the Public Works department since November 2000.

Bear said the county placed Hulley on administrative leave and Public Works will conduct a separate internal investigation.

 

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