Almost two dozen people were detained Tuesday morning in a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT raid on an alleged drug house.
Sgt. Jeff Shover, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said deputies breached the home at 803 S. Pines Road in Spokane Valley a little before noon and detained 20 people. He said it’s possible many of them could be released without charges.
The raid was spurred by a monthslong investigation into perceived drug use and transactions at the residence, Shover said. There were no injuries during the incident, however, a flash bang was used before deputies entered the building.
Shover said businesses across the street on Eighth Avenue reported constant drug activity taking place at the home and a garage directly behind it. Susan, a woman who works nearby and asked not to have her last name and employer revealed, said since May there’s been a “a lot of people coming in and out.”
“It’s about time,” she said. “They’d be in our parking lot, too. I’d swear they were on drugs.”
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