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Homicide victim's roommate arrested

The love seat missing from the home of homicide victim Jesus Torres Valdovinos matches the pictured sofa, but the love seat has only two seats and back cushions. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)
The love seat missing from the home of homicide victim Jesus Torres Valdovinos matches the pictured sofa, but the love seat has only two seats and back cushions. (Spokane County Sheriff's Office)

The roommate of a man found dead near Green Bluff last week has been arrested on a felony drug charge.

Miguel A. Rodriguez-Barbosa, 18, was booked into Spokane County Jail today about 3 p.m. on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Detectives found several hundred grams of marijuana Oct. 20 when they searched the home Rodriguez-Barbosa shared with Jesus Torres Valdovinos, 25, at 623 E. Vicksburg, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Rodriguez-Barbosa likely have his first appearance in Spokane County Superior Court tomorrow.

Detectives are looking for information on a storage unit in Spokane that Valdovinos or Rodriguez-Barbosa rented; the teen told detectives Valdovinos stored guns, marijuana and money there. Investigators also are still looking for a love seat missing from the home.

The love seat matches the couch pictured above but has only two seats.

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