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Drug-swallowing car theft suspect jailed

After leading a police on a chase in a stolen car Wednesday, and then spending 36 hours in a hospital for swallowing drugs, Kurt C. Lamarr, of Spokane, landed in jail Thursday evening.

Early Wednesday, a Spokane police officer spotted a stolen silver Nissan sedan driven by Lamarr, 25, into the Jack in the Box parking lot near North Foothills Drive and Division Street, according to Spokane police. Lamarr left the lot and drove the wrong direction on Division.

When the car stalled, Lamarr, who appeared intoxicated, took off on foot, but was eventually captured, police said. Police said they found a bag of methamphetamine and a handgun in the car.

Lamarr's charges include possession of a stolen vehicle, drug possession and possession of a firearm, DUI and driving with a suspended license.

As Lamarr was booked into jail, he said he swallowed drugs earlier, police said.

Lamarr was taken to Deaconess Medical Center, where he was guarded by officers.

He was back in jail by Thursday night. Lamarr was convicted of second-degree robbery in 2007.

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