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Spokane County Jail corrections officers twice find drugs on woman jailed for eluding police

UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

A 34-year-old Spokane Valley woman jailed on suspicion of attempting to elude police racked up additional charges this week after Spokane County Jail corrections officers twice found the inmate to be in possession of drugs in the last two months.

Amy K. McDonald was originally arrested Feb. 13 on charges related to attempts to elude police in 2019 and 2020, court records show.

Corrections officers located a plastic cup of with a brown residue in it between her legs during a strip search last month, according to court documents. The substance field tested positive for heroin.

Corrections officers found more drugs on McDonald when going to take her to a medical appointment on Monday, court records show. After she turned from an officer to put her hands in her pants, officers located one bag with a brown substance and two bags with a crystalline substance during a strip search. The substances field tested positive for heroin and methamphetamine.

McDonald has been convicted of possessing drugs in a jail before, as well as motor vehicle theft and possessing stolen property, according to court documents. She is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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