Stolen motorcycles, drugs, large amounts of cash and a pistol were seized by Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies and SWAT after they served a warrant Monday on a home in Spokane Valley.
After receiving information on a stolen Harley-Davidson visible in the front room of a residence on North McDonald Road, Detective Chad Eaton obtained a search warrant for the home, according to a news release by the sheriff’s office.
Jesse R. Adams, 54, is a 10-time convicted felon and was arrested Monday in connection to the stolen property and drugs.
Just before 7 a.m. the Spokane Valley SWAT team entered the home and detained four people, including Adams.
Detectives discovered a 2017 Harley-Davidson FXSB, reported stolen in January 2018 from Coeur d’Alene. Ledgers showing drug sales, packaging and scales were also discovered, according to the sheriff’s office.
Heroin, methamphetamine, liquid fentanyl, methadone, mushrooms, MDMA and other drugs were seized as well, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies also discovered over $9,000 in cash, and other motorcycles. A 9mm pistol also was seized. Because Adams has felony convictions, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.
After his arrest, Adams admitted to police there was heroin and a pistol in the house, the sheriff’s office said. He also told police he purchased the Harley without paperwork or a key.
Adams was booked into the Spokane County Jail for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm, and six counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.
The other people detained at the house were released without charges, the sheriff’s office said. The investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office said, and additional charges or arrests are possible.
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