October 25, 2012 in City

Burglar nabbed with meth in his pants, authorities say


Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies say they found methamphetamine in a man’s groin area after he was caught burglarizing a tire store, but the man denied ownership of both the drugs and the groin.

Deputies responded to the Les Schwab Tires at 15911 E. Sprague Ave. Wednesday about 2 a.m. and police K-9 Brax and his handler found 45-year-old Kenneth Hooper inside, according to sheriff’s Spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin. He was taken into custody without incident.

Upon searching Hooper, deputies found two golf-ball-sized bags of what appeared to be methamphetamine stashed in his groin area, but Hooper told the deputy it was not his groin and he had no idea where the drugs came from.

Hooper was booked into Spokane County Jail for second-degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance.

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