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Troopers Discover Drugs In Car

A car stopped for speeding on Interstate 90 near Ritzville Monday morning was carrying enough drugs to get everyone in the city of Coeur d’Alene high.

The car held at least 25,000 tabs of LSD, 1,062 grams of marijuana, 881 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms and a small quantity of methamphetamines, said Sgt. Chris Powell of the Washington State Patrol.

WSP troopers aren’t sure what some material found in the car was. It’ll be tested.

“That’s a fairly significant drug bust,” Powell said. “Let’s say this: They’ve got a heck of a lot of variety of drugs.”

Driver Arthur D. Clements, 22, of Olympia was being held in Adams County Jail Monday on felony drug charges. The WSP was also looking for a passenger in his car.

Washington State Patrol Sgt. Kris Boness stopped the car at 7:15 a.m. Monday. The car was traveling east on I-90 at 80 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Boness saw enough evidence in the car that allowed him to impound the car and get a search warrant, Powell said. It wasn’t enough evidence to take Clements and the passenger into custody.

WSP detective Dan Davis joined Boness in Ritzville to gather evidence from the impounded car. Clements was then arrested after checking on the status of his car. xxxx