Deputies find quarter pound of methamphetamine during Pullman traffic stop

Whitman County deputies located a quarter pound of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Pullman early Wednesday.

Deputies stopped the suspect vehicle on Main Street near Stadium Way around 1:00 a.m. The driver was pulled over for improper lane maintenance after allegedly pulling in front of a deputy without signaling.

According to the WCSO, the driver and passenger appeared to be under the influence of narcotics.

The driver, 19-year-old Dillon Armstrong, admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the week and having a meth pipe in the vehicle, deputies said.

Deputies were granted a search warrant on the vehicle and located a quarter pound of packaged methamphetamine in a small safe in the trunk.

Deputies did not have probable cause to detain Armstrong prior to receiving the search warrant. He was allowed to leave the scene and was not present at the time deputies located the methamphetamine.

The Sheriff’s Office is in the process of obtaining a search warrant for his arrest based on the allegations.

Armstrong is believed to be homeless and residing with friends in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.