Drugs seized in separate arrests

Drugs seized in separate arrests

Two separate incidents led to three arrests and the seizure of heroin and methamphetamine on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

The first incident was a traffic stop at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning after Deputy Stan Kravtsov pulled over a Jeep without a working license plate light in the area of Division and Houston.

The driver, identified as Shawn R. Sandoval, 42, had his driving privileges suspended and was arrested. After giving consent allowing Deputy Kravtsov to search the vehicle, a black zippered container and a glass pipe were found. An additional pipe was found inside the container, along with a clear plastic baggie with a small amount of heroin.

Sandoval was transported to the Spokane County Jail where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance-heroin and third-degree driving while suspended. A ticket was issued for defective equipment relating to the license plate light.

The second incident late Tuesday evening when Deputy Brent Miller observed two suspicious vehicles parked behind Discount Tire on N. Division. When Deputy Miller pulled up, he saw several tires sitting on the roof of one of the vehicles – a van – and a male, later identified as Harry L. Autrey, 42, near the driver’s door of the other vehicle – a truck. Two more people walked from a pile of scattered tires at the rear of the business and additional people were found inside both vehicles.

Two confirmed misdemeanor warrants for Autrey’s arrest came up during a check of his name. During the investigation, Deputy Miller located a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine on the driver’s seat of the truck and a plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance in a backpack owned by Autrey. A field test showed a positive result for methamphetamine.

One of the women, identified as Kimberly J. Allen, 52, stated she owned the van. Several needles and other items of drug paraphernalia were observed in various areas of the vehicle from the outside. A syringe filled with a dark colored substance was located inside a purse found in the van. The purse also contained the bill fo sale for the van and Allen’s ID card. A field test showed a positive result for methamphetamine.

Autrey and Allen were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail. Autrey was booked for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and his two warrants. Allen was booked for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine.

None of the other people contacted were charged.