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Sirens & Gavels

Man Tasered over $150 heroin debt

A Spokane woman forced her way into a man's home and shocked him with a Taser over a $150 heroin debt early Wednesday, police say.

Faith M. Lee, 39, was arrested on a first-degree burglary charge with Roger Larry Blair, 53, after a resident at 2922 W. Hartson Ave., Micah W. Kaluzny, said they shoved their way into his apartment. Lee shocked Kaluzny with a Taser and stole his cellphone.

Spokane police saw red marks on Kaluzny's stomach that were consistent with a Taser.

Officers located Lee and Blair at an apartment at 2232 E. 1st Ave.  Police found a scale and heroin in the apartment, as well as Kaluzny's cell phone. Blair, who was wanted on a felony warrant, told police he accompanied Lee to collect a drug debt and "act as muscle" to make sure she didn't get hurt, according to court documents.

Both suspects remain in jail after appearing in Superior Court Wednesday afternoon. Blair also faces a drug possession charge.

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