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Chocolate milk buy leads to meth arrest

An apparent trip to buy chocolate milk led to a felony drug arrest Tuesday night in Spokane Valley.

Officers Ryan Walter and Jason Karnitz followed a 1992 Eagle Talon after it pulled out of a convenience store parking lot at Park and Broadway about 9 p.m.

The driver made three quick turns, the pulled behind a closed business and turned off his headlights,  police said. Curious, Walter and Karnitz pulled behind the Talon as the driver, Christopher Neal Kinyon, 39, exited the car.

The officers say Kinyon didn't follow their commands and reached inside the car as if he were reaching for a weapon. They ordered him away from the car, then spotted a small bag of methamphetamine in the center console where Kinyon had reached.

Beside the meth was recently purchased chocolate milk, police said. Kinyon had a suspended driver's license and was booked into jail for that and the drug charge. Officers impounded the Talon after being unable to determine who owned it, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.

Kinyon was convicted in 2006 of three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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