Chapter 9.60


9.60.010    Destruction, trade, sale or retention of forfeited firearms.

9.60.010 Destruction, trade, sale or retention of forfeited firearms.

Whenever any firearms shall come into the possession of the Mountlake Terrace Police Department in connection with the official performance of police duties, the City may with respect to said firearm apply the following provisions:

A. Firearms that are (i) judicially forfeited and no longer needed for evidence, or (ii) forfeited due to a failure to make a claim under RCW 63.32.010 or 63.40.010 may be disposed of by the City of Mountlake Terrace.

B. The Chief of Police at his/her discretion may destroy, retain, trade, auction or arrange for an auction of forfeited firearms obtained on or after June 30, 1993, in accordance with RCW 9.41.098 which is hereby adopted by reference as though fully set forth herein or as same may be hereafter amended.

C. The proceeds of any sale shall be applied first to the payment of any cost or expense of the sale or auction and then to the payment of lawful charges and expenses for the keep of said firearm. The balance, if any, shall be paid into the City current expense fund. (Ord. 2160 § 1, 1997).