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Deputies get tip on drug deal

From staff reports

Honesty didn’t make much of a difference for a 19-year old Spokane man arrested early Wednesday after deputies interrupted an apparent drug deal.

As Deputies Brett Hubbell and Brian Moen approached Jamison Clifford Hook’s car in a parking lot, they saw Hook toss something into the back. Hubbell asked the driver and a 16-year old passenger what they were doing. Hook replied they were getting ready to smoke a “blunt,” holding up a marijuana cigarette, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office release.

Hubbell had been in a nearby convenience store about 1:30 a.m. when a tipster told him that two men were “doing bad things” in a Honda Accord in an Albertsons parking lot at Division and Hastings.

A search of the car revealed plastic bags with an undisclosed amount of marijuana and a digital scale.

The 16-year-old told deputies he was in the process of purchasing the marijuana when the officers had interrupted the transaction, police said. He was cited on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana and released to his father.

Hook was driven to Spokane County Jail and booked on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

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