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Moses Lake Police search for female passenger released in early morning traffic stop arrest

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Giovanni Powell, 27 of Moses Lake (left) Kayla Irizarry, 19, of Moses Lake (right) Giovanni Powell, 27 of Moses Lake (left) Kayla Irizarry, 19, of Moses Lake (right)

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Police in Moses Lake have arrested a convicted felon and are searching for another convicted felon who they happened to release from the scene after making a traffic stop early Friday morning for a traffic violation.

The driver, Giovanni Powell, 27 of Moses Lake, was arrested for driving while suspended. The arresting officer was able to see the butt of a handgun protruding from under the driver’s seat of the vehicle, as well as a live round inside the vehicle. Powell is a convicted felon. Powell was arrested, and the vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.

The passenger in the vehicle, identified as Kayla Irizarry, 19, Moses Lake, was released from the scene before a search warrant was served on the vehicle.

After the search warrant was obtained, a 1911-type pistol was located under the driver’s seat, as well as loaded magazine. Additionally, officers located a Irizarry’s purse, which contained a small Derringer-type pistol, as well as heroin. Irizarry is also a convicted felon and ineligible to possess a firearm.

Powell was booked into the jail on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and driving while suspended.

Officers are still attempting to re-locate Irizarry and arrest her on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and possession of heroin charges. If you see her, Moses Lake Police officers would be happy to take her back to jail again.

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