Spokane traffic stop ends in arrest, several charges

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane man who was driving with a suspended license and several warrants out for his arrest was caught and now faces multiple charges because he failed to stop at two stop signs.

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Branson Schmidt observed a Ford Thunderbird fail to stop at a stop sign at Cuba and Frederick in Spokane, and then watched the car continue on, and not stop again at a stop sign at Havana and Frederick.

The deputy stopped the car and asked for the driver's ID. Jordan G. Brown, 27, was driving with a suspended license and had multiple warrants for his arrest. While Dep. Schmidt spoke with Brown and subsequently arrested him, he noticed signs and behavior that led him to believe Brown was also under the influence of drugs.

The deputy said Brown was sweating profusely and appeared to be lethargic. He admitted to using heroin a few hours prior to driving.

During an impound inventory of the car afterward, two clear bags were found, containing heroin and meth. Brown said he did not know about the drugs.

He was booked in Spokane County Jail for two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance, Driving Under the Influence, and Driving while Suspended, in addition to his previous three warrants.