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Napa Police: Loaded Gun, Drugs, Cash Seized in Burger King Bust

A report of a possible DUI at the Burger King on Jefferson resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old man and the seizure of a stolen, loaded gun, an assortment of street drugs and pistol ammunition, Napa police said.

A Napa motorist was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of DUI and drug, weapon, and stolen property charges, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

On 12-8-12 at about 1630hrs, Napa PD officers responded to a report of a possible DUI driver, still in the vehicle in the Burger King parking lot (Jefferson and Pueblo).

Officers contacted the occupants, Ernest Clark Davis II (12/17/85) in the driver’s seat and his passenger ... (Editor's note: The passenger was not charged with any offense and so we are not publishing the name that was included in the police arrest summary. - Louisa)

Davis was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and placed under arrest.

Davis’ vehicle was searched. During the search officers located and seized the following items of evidence; a stolen loaded semi-automatic pistol, methamphetamine packaged for sale, prescription opiates, steroids, MDMA, a small amount of marijuana, approx. $4500 in cash, as well as packaging materials and other evidence of the sales of illegal drugs.

The firearm was confirmed to be stolen from a prior burglary in Solano County. Davis admitted that these items were his.

(The passenger) was released. Davis was booked into NCDC.

A search warrant was served on Davis’ residence in the 3100 Block of Silverado Trail and additional evidence of illegal drug sales was located, along with a small amount of methamphetamine and two high capacity pistol magazines.

Davis was booked on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm, possessing a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property, possessing methamphetamine, possessing a controlled substance for sale and DUI, according to the arrest summary.

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction. For the latest reports on crime and arrests in the Napa Valley, please see our Police & Fire section, available from the News tab above and at napavalley.patch.com/police-fire.

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Melissa Mathison December 12, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I hope Ernie gets the help he needs and can turn this life around. I am praying for you and your family during this Christmas season.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) December 12, 2012 at 05:31 PM
What a compassionate and kind response. Thank you for posting it, Melissa. He is still a young man and this does not have to define him.

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