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Federal charges for heroin bust near school

A heroin bust near a Spokane Catholic school led to the indictment of three people in U.S. District Court this week.

Richard J. Bordwell, Susan L. Goin and Lonnie R. Goin are accused of selling heroin out of an apartment at 807 E. Augusta Ave., which is about a block from St. Aloysius School.

Lonnie Goin, 30, was arrested on a drug possession charge March 10, according to court records, and is in custody at Geiger Correction Center. Bordwell was sentenced in May to a year in prison for drug dealing in a different case. Susan Goin is not in custody.

The three were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of heroin distribution, conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and maintaining drug-involved premises within 1,000 feet of a private elementary school.

Goin already has a conviction for drug possession in 2008, according to news archives. His father, Lonnie R. Goin, Sr., was sentenced in December 2008 to 20 months in prison with credit for 158 days served in jail after pleading guilty to five drug charges. Read about his arrest here.

Also indicted this week: A Spokane Valley couple arrested nearly a year ago with 2 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine.

The Spokane County sheriff's SWAT team raided the home of Michael D. "Bull" Luce, alias Kenneth Michael Luce, and Amanda G. McIntyre at 1421 E. Rowan on April 30.

Along with the meth, investigators reportedly found four firearms, including an AK-47. The two were arrested but never arraigned on state charges. They were indicted Thursday on one federal charge of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of meth. Luce also was charged with felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Joining the newly indicted federal defendants is accused ATM burglar/drug dealer/gun possessor/bail bondsman threaten-er/ George Butrick.

Already in jail on about a dozen state charges ranging from drugs to assault, Butrick was indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court on one count of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition for a revolver and 10 ammo rounds police found on Oct. 30, according to court document.

Read more about Butrick: Police: Gunman threatens bail bond employee

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