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Man arrested for 39th time in connection with drug ring

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will seek federal charges against a repeat offender arrested by detectives this morning on charges of possessing methamphetamine today, marking the man's 39th arrest in Washington state.

Warehouse lessee accused of dealing meth, charged

A federal indictment for drug trafficking charges has been filed against a man leasing a Spokane Valley property where a shooting took place on Tuesday morning. Ian M. Harris, 41, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal methamphetamine charges.

Routine traffic stop leads to felony drug charge

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a man on a felony drug charge Wednesday after a routine traffic stop. The deputy stopped Larry Marquette, 43, failing to signal near Argonne and Montgomery. But Marquette didn’t get off with just a traffic infraction. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and booked into Spokane County Jail after the deputy found a baggy under the driver’s seat authorities believe to be methamphetamine, said Sheriff’s Spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin. Upon searching the car, the deputy found two cloth bags that held several plastic baggies and a digital scale. According to authorities, Marquette told the deputy he was on probation for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and that he “could not find a job and had been selling the methamphetamine for the past month to take care of his sick mother.”

Former meth addict found new beginning at mission, in kitchen


Few people have more to give thanks for than Kimmi Halbrook, who served up a heaping helping of gratitude with every plate she prepared at the annual Union Gospel Mission dinner on Wednesday. “I just want to give back,” said Halbrook, a former drug addict who found redemption at the mission and is not ashamed to admit it. “The compassion they showed me I never experienced before, and now that I have, it’s my goal to share it with others.”

Eye on Boise: State revenues fall just shy of predictions

BOISE – Idaho’s general fund revenues for October are in, and they’re almost exactly on target, missing state economists’ forecast by just 0.7 percent. At $209.9 million, the month’s tax take is $1.6 million below the $211.4 million forecast. Sales taxes came in $4.1 million below the expected level, but all other categories came in ahead of the forecast. Individual income tax revenues for October were 5.9 percent above October of the previous year; the forecast was for 4.9 percent growth. Sales taxes were up 1.6 percent over the previous October; the forecast had called for 6.3 percent.

Children found at meth raid

Two children were taken from a squalid home in Mead early Monday during a methamphetamine raid that netted two arrests. Child Protective Services took custody of a 7-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy while the two adults were being booked into jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, said Sgt. Dave Reagan of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.