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East Central traffic stop lead to 2 narcotics arrests

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

When neighborhood resource officers conducted a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, Spokane police say they found the driver had a suspended license and his passenger, a felon, was in possession of a fire arm and illegal drugs.

Officers pulled over Andrew Hicks, 21, at the intersection of East Pacific Avenue and South Cook Street just before 8 a.m.

Hicks had a suspended license, according to police. One of the officers recognized passenger Davin Wells, 36, and believed he had a warrant out for his arrest.

When the officer went to detain him, police say Wells resisted and reached for his waistband.

Officers called for backup and were able to place Wells in custody for obstruction of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

Wells had a Glock handgun tucked into his waistband with a “large amount” of crystal methamphetamine, a butterfly knife, pills, a small digital scale and about $1,900 in cash, according to a statement by SPD.

Wells was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and dangerous weapons.

Hicks was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Both men were booked into Spokane County Jail.

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