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Marijuana seized after traffic stop in Liberty Lake

Officers from the Liberty Lake Police Department pulled over a driver they say was speeding in the area of Barker Road and the Spokane River Aug. 14.

Officers said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and the K9 was called, but the suspect gave the officers permission to search the vehicle.

They found marijuana and paraphernalia and seized money from the suspect. The amount of marijuana will be tested to see if it was under or over 40 grams.

Police in Liberty Lake also responded to a domestic violence call Aug. 15 in the Big Trout Apartments. A woman left the scene after it was reported her husband choked her, but didn’t want him to be arrested. She was found and interviewed, and the husband was arrested after it was determined there was physical contact.

Officers pulled over a speeding vehicle Aug. 16 and found a passenger who had been stopped earlier in the week in possession of a dangerous weapon – an expandable baton. The female driver turned out to be a fugitive and was arrested on a warrant and booked into jail.

Another traffic stop at North Legacy Ridge and Mullan Lane Aug. 16 revealed a driver with a suspended license, as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was cited for failure to stop and having no insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

In all, police responded to three calls to assist citizens, three incidents of traffic offenses, assisted other agencies twice, responded to two calls of domestic violence, arrested two suspects for possession of marijuana, took two reports for lost or found property, responded to two reports of a suspicious person or circumstance, and two reports of vehicle accidents blocking traffic.

Officers responded to one case each of a residential burglary, a citizen dispute, a nonviolent family fight, a vehicle prowl, a violation of a court order, a weapons offense and a welfare check between Aug. 13 and 20.

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