Sandpoint Police execute 3 search warrants of suspected drug dealers

SANDPOINT, Idaho — This week, Sandpoint Police executed three separate search warrants at the homes of suspected drug dealers.

On Monday, Sandpoint Police assisted a DEA taskforce with a search warrant in south Sandpoint. They discovered multicolored fentanyl pills and other drug-related paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, Sandpoint Police searched a room at America’s Best Value Inn. Officers seized methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl pills.

Police arrested 25-year-old Daryl N. David of Bonners Ferry and 36-year-old Rachel J. Straley of Spokane for possession of methamphetamine. Charges are pending lab results for the heroin and fentanyl.

And on Friday, police searched a home in the 1100 block of Main Street in central Sandpoint. Officers found methamphetamine, fentanyl, and other drug paraphernalia.

Sandpoint Police also responded to multiple overdoses in the past two weeks, believed to be caused by fentanyl. One resulted in the death of a 21-year-old man and the other hospitalized a young boy.

“With Halloween just around the corner, its also a good time to remind our kids that they should not take candy or any other food or drink that is not in a sealed wrapper or container and parents should inspect the Halloween goodies before the little kids just dive in and enjoy. Teenagers should be warned from taking candy that may be passed around by friends or at parties. Rainbow fentanyl can look like sweet tarts, skittles, or bubble gum and just one can be deadly,” said Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon.

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