May 20, 2010 in City

Spokane Valley couple suspected of dealing OxyContin

By The Spokesman-Review

Two Spokane Valley residents suspected of dealing OxyContin were arrested during a raid at their apartment Wednesday.

Detectives found more than 500 pills and $159,000 in cash when they arrested Kevin D. Miles, 28, and Tashina A. Perkins, 26, according to the Spokane Valley Police Department.

Perkins’ 5-year-old daughter was taken into protective custody.

Detectives say Miles has been importing the powerful pain medication from California. Nearly 500 pills were found in the couple’s Buick Regal, and 30 pills were found in their apartment at 12112 E. Alki Ave.

A seized U-Haul truck revealed an additional 150 pills, as well as two semi-automatic pistols, one that had been reported stolen. Another gun and four cell phones were seized from the apartment.

Perkins has a permit to carry concealed weapons, police said.

Police believe Miles moved to Spokane about five months ago. Earlier drug-related arrests led police to believe he is “a major source of oxycodone in the Spokane area,” according to a news release.

Miles and Perkins are in jail on one count each of possession of a controlled substance.

The investigation is ongoing.

There are seven comments on this story. Click here to view comments >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email