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Former drug and alcohol counselor arrested after admitting to selling drugs for sex and cash

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man was arrested on multiple charges for reportedly selling drugs in return for sex and cash. 

According to court documents, Anthony Lee Williams, a former drug and alcohol counselor, admitted to detectives that he had been trading both methamphetamine and heroin for sex since August 2018. Williams told police detectives he had been selling drugs for profit since October 2018 and had several regular and occasional customers. 

Spokane Police began investigating Williams in December. According to court documents, on December 4, the SPD Special Investigative Unit conducted a controlled purchase of a quarter ounce of methamphetamine and a quarter ounce of heroin from Williams. 

Police conducted additional controlled buys involving Williams on December 12, January 3, January 9 and January 23, per court documents. 

On January 24, police received a signed search warrant which authorized the search for methamphetamine, heroin, cash, cell phones and other evidence of drug distribution. Police contacted Williams during a traffic stop, detained him and searched his SUV. According to court documents, police found multiple ounces of both methamphetamine and heroin in the center console.  

On Tuesday, Williams was booked and formally charged with eight counts of possession of a controlled substance. He is being held on $100,000 bond. 


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