A routine traffic stop turned into a felony arrest on Sunset Hill this week when a sheriff’s deputy discovered a motorist was wanted on several charges and apparently had drugs in his car.
The deputy stopped Glen A. Gendron, 34, Spokane, about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after the deputy saw a traffic violation near Sunset Boulevard and F Street, sheriff’s Lt. David Wiyrick said.
Gendron, who had four warrants out for his arrest, initially gave the deputy a false name, Wiyrick said. When pressed, Gendron admitted who he was.
A records check showed Gendron was wanted on traffic and drug charges, and the deputy arrested him, Wiyrick said.
A subsequent search of Gendron’s 1979 Camaro revealed a container full of what was suspected to be methamphetamine, deputies said.
Gendron was booked into jail on the four warrants as well as the new drug possession charge.
It was the second time this year Gendron was found with drugs during a traffic stop.
In June, Gendron and another man were pulled over at the Garden Springs exit of Interstate 90, according to court records.
During a routine search of the car, authorities found two bags containing a substance that appeared to be crack cocaine, the documents state.
Gendron was released pending tests to determine if the substance was crack.
State laboratory workers later confirmed that the bags contained cocaine, and a warrant was issued for Gendron’s arrest earlier this month.