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Four arrested on drug charges in two incidents

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Spokane Valley police arrested three men and a woman on possession of methamphetamine charges during two separate incidents earlier this week.

Early Tuesday, an officer spotted a Cadillac in the area of Broadway and Ella. He turned to stop the car and noticed that it made a couple of sharp turns, Spokane Valley police spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan said. By the time the officer turned onto Cataldo Road, the car had parked, and he saw a woman running away from it. A 23-year-old woman was found at a nearby convenience store and was arrested after police found drugs in a purse left in the car when she fled, Reagan said. Antoinette Beeman, 23822 E. Railroad, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. She also had a warrant for her arrest in connection with escape from community corrections. She was tanek to Spokane County Jail.

The three men were arrested early Wednesday after police responded to a suspicious activity call at 612 N. Farr Road about 3:50 a.m., Reagan said. An officer who was in the area responded and saw a crowd of people standing around a car and contacted the group.

The men police contacted were uncooperative but were eventually taken into custody.

Curtis Wayne Nickel, 27, and Kennie C. Patrick, 38, were charged with possession of methamphetamine. Patrick also had a warrant for escape, Reagan said. William D. Zink, 27, was taken in custody on a warrant for fourth-degree assault.

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