January 15, 2014 in City

Drug suspect denies pants he’s wearing belong to him

Methamphetamine found in pants pocket, sheriff says
From staff reports
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A drug suspect allegedly found with methamphetamine in his pants pocket Tuesday night told Spokane County sheriff’s deputies he did not know how the drugs got into his pocket and that, in fact, he had borrowed the pants from a guy named “Mike.”

Jaime P. Medina, 36, was booked into jail on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy Mark Brownell saw a man, later identified as Medina, in the area of 8700 E. Harrington Ave. in Spokane Valley. Brownell thought the man was suspicious because he exited a car with a flashlight and there had been multiple vehicle prowlings in the area.

Brownell recognized Medina and said he kept reaching down at his front, right pants pocket. When Brownell told him to stop, Medina refused to cooperate, a news release said. Dispatch informed Brownell that Medina had a warrant out for his arrest. A search revealed a clear plastic baggie that contained a substance which later tested positive for meth, the release said.

When asked about the meth, Medina said he didn’t know where it came from and that he’d borrowed the pants from a guy named “Mike.”

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