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That's not my groin, that's not my meth

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A suspect found inside a Les Schwab Tire store in Spokane Valley after an alarm went off told deputies it was neither his groin nor his meth found in his groin area they recovered after arresting him Wednesday.

At 2 a.m. Wednesday deputies were dispatched to the Les Schwab Tires at 15911 E. Sprague Avenue where an alarm had gone off.

Deputies discovered an unsecured door and K-9 Brax and his handler entered the store to conduct a search. Brax and his handler immediately located Kenneth Hooper, 45, who readily complied with the deputy's commands.

After he was taken out of the store to the patrol car, a deputy found two golf ball sized baggies of methamphetamine in his groin area.

Hooper, when the baggies of meth were placed on the patrol car's hood, told the deputy it was not his groin and had no idea where the meth came from.

He was subsequently taken to the Spokane County Jail and booked on charges of 2nd degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance.