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Drug suspect wanted after missing court

 A man charged with a drug felony after police found him passed out just east of downtown is wanted by Crime Stoppers.

Joseph Wade Davis, 27, has a colorful criminal history that includes a chase with a sheriff's deputy in June 2010 and another chase in April 2010 that ended with a car running out of gas near the Splash Down Water Park on Interstate 90.

He was arrested Sept. 13 after a Spokane police officer found him passed out in a grassy area on East Riverside Avenue at North Hogan Street and discovered prescription pills in his pocket that were authorized to him, according to court documents.

The officer said Davis had a felony warrant for his arrest at the time. He also was wearing a hospital ID bracelet - he told the officer he'd obtained the drug by using a false name at a hospital.

Davis was summonsed to court earlier this month for an arraignment on a felony charge of prescription fraud of a legend drug. He didn't show up, and a $5,000 warrant was issued for his arrest.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to his arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS or submit tips online

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