Spokane Valley resident Todd A. Sawyer, 27, was arrested at his home in the 7100 block of East Mansfield on Wednesday by the Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team, according at a Spokane Valley Police Department press release. Police received information that Sawyer may be in possession of drugs and officers inspected his home, which is allowed under the terms of his probation, the release said. Officers reportedly spotted what they thought was a large amount of methamphetamine and got a search warrant. They seized about half a pound of the drug, the release said.
Sawyer has nine felony convictions for firearm and drug offenses. Sawyer was booked into jail for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.