October 12, 2012 in City

Bust nets three arrests, half-pound of heroin

Staff report
 
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A lengthy drug investigation conducted by the Spokane Police Department resulted in several arrests and the seizure of heroin Oct. 12, 2012.
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To report

The Spokane Police Department encourages citizens to report suspected drug activity to Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

A lengthy drug investigation conducted by the Spokane Police Department resulted in several arrests and the seizure of heroin today.

Spokane police detectives executed a search warrant about 1:40 p.m. at an apartment complex at 121 S. Havana St. During surveillance, police saw people conducting drug deals near businesses around Sprague Avenue and Havana Street.

The SWAT team responded because detectives learned one of the suspects might have been armed.

Detectives seized about half a pound of heroin and more than $3,700 cash from the apartment.

Scott Whitacre, 52, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Guy Whitacre, 51, and Joshua G. Swanson, 25, face charges of possession of a controlled substance.


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