After Spokane County sheriff’s deputies suspected a man of attempted burglary, they found what they believe to be golf ball-sized bags of heroin and methamphetamine in his trailer.
After 8 p.m. Nov. 5, deputies responded to a residence in the 9700 block of North Stevens Street. A woman there said she was asleep when an unknown white man opened her bedroom window and started entering. When she screamed, he appeared to be startled and ran away, according to a news release.
Deputy Avery Johnson found a surveillance recording of the property. In the video, he saw a dark-colored SUV with a damaged front driver’s side fender and yellow dealer plates park in the driveway around the time of the attempted burglary, the release said.
Speaking with another witness, Johnson identified a possible suspect as 37-year-old Brandon C. Bricker, according to the release.
Johnson and two other deputies drove to a potential address for Bricker in the 15800 block of North Katie Road. A man answered the door and said Bricker lived in a trailer behind the residence, the release said.
Johnson saw a matching SUV to the one he saw in the video, the release said. Johnson knocked on the trailer door, identified himself and asked Bricker to come to the door, the release said. Bricker replied, asking the deputies to wait. As they did, they heard movement inside and thought he could be trying to hide items, the release said.
After he left the trailer, Bricker told deputies he went to the residence to find a friend but was unsure if he was at the right home. He knocked on the front door, but no one answered. He told deputies he walked around to a basement window, slid it open and yelled for his friend. He said he was shocked when the victim yelled and left immediately, according to the release.
Deputies arrested him and found a plastic bag containing what appeared to be heroin, the release said.
Bricker consented to a search of his home. At the bottom of a dirty clothes basket, deputies found a baggie containing what appeared to be five golf ball-sized portions of methamphetamine and two similarly sized portions of possible heroin. Bricker revoked his consent after deputies found these items, ending the search, the release said.
After executing a search warrant, deputies found two smaller baggies containing a white crystalline substance, paraphernalia, scales and individual packaging materials. Deputies found several tools they believe were stolen in the man’s cargo trailer, according to the release.
Bricker was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of attempted residential burglary and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to the release.
Deputies are still investigating and “additional charges are expected,” the release said.
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