Spokane man sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for drug trafficking

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A man will spend more than 16 years in prison for trafficking heroin and meth in Spokane.

A U.S. District Judge sentenced 55-year-old Bradley Dale Hull, of Spokane, to 200 months in federal prison after he was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture of a substance containing heroin, and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, a detective observed Hull at his home on February 7, 2020. The detective saw Hull running through the snow with a grocery bag, barefoot, towards a parked car.

Detectives then detained Hull and found that the grocery bag had large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin inside, along with $13,000.

During the trial, Hull denied the drugs were his, claiming the detective saw someone else running with the bag. After the jury returned with a guilty verdict, the judge said Hull made false statements and perjured himself during his testimony.

“Mr. Hull possessed large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin and was in such a hurry to evade law enforcement that he ran barefoot to his car on a February morning in Spokane,” said U.S. Attorney Vanessa Waldref. “At trial, Mr. Hull sought to evade responsibility by making false statements to Judge Rice and the jury. I’m grateful for the tireless efforts of our law enforcement team, who protect our community by removing dangerous drugs from our neighborhoods.”

“Whenever a case goes to trial, there is a tremendous amount of work that takes place behind the scenes,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Ellis. “As an AUSA, I have the privilege of working closely with some the best law enforcement agents and officers in the United States. The verdict and sentence in this case are the direct result of the agents’ dedication and service within the Spokane community.”

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.