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Suspects ID’d in heroin bust near school

Three people suspected of selling heroin across the street from a Spokane elementary school remain in jail after their arrest last week.

Eliseo Villegas, 52; Raeann L. Tevlin, alias Reanne McAlonan, 18; and Christopher Martinez, 37, were arrested Friday at 1723 E. Mission Ave., which is near Stevens Elementary School.

Tabitha D. Creel, 29, also was arrested but was released on her own recognizance Monday after appearing before Superior Court Judge Michael Price.

Villegas is jailed on $10,000 bond and driving while suspended charges; Tevlin and Martinez have $5,000 bond and unrelated charges also.

Police searched the home a confidential informant bought heroin from Villegas on several occasions. They recovered a money, scales, a small amount of heroin and several syringes.

Police arrest heroin suspects near school

Spokane police arrested four people today on suspicion of selling heroin across the street from an elementary school.

Drug detectives had used a confidential informant to conduct undercover purchases at the apartment, located in the upstairs of a home at 1723 E. Mission Ave., before police raided the place about 1 p.m., said Officer Tim Moses.

The home is near Stevens Elementary School.

“They were literally across the street from that playground,” Moses said. “You can throw a rock and hit a kid.”

Police recovered a small amount of heroin and arrested two men and two women. Their names were not immediately available. Moses said the group sold heroin from the home during the day while children played nearby

He said the suspects had syringes loaded with heroin when police arrived.

“It looked like they tried to unload some of their syringes by spraying them against the wall, but it didn't work,” Moses said.

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