SPOKANE VALLEY -- A man is in jail after investigators say a tip led to his arrest.
Two Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of East Laberry Drive and North Cane Circle just before 1:30 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of suspicious activity. A citizen reported he saw people walking down the roadway with flashlights looking into vehicles.
One deputy found and contacted a man in the area matching the description given and holding a small flashlight. The man identified himself as Freddie J. Hall, 52, and stated he was just walking home.
During the contact, Hall placed his right hand in his pocket even after being instructed to keep his hands out of his pockets and in view. From prior contacts and knowing Hall's past history with law enforcement, the deputy asked for and was given consent to search Hall for weapons.
During the search of his right pants pocket, the deputy found a hypodermic needle along with two clear plastic bags. One of the baggies contained a white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine and the other contained three pills.
Hall was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. While at the jail, the deputy identified the pills as morphine, a controlled substance which Hall could not provide a prescription for. With his information, Hall was also booked for felony possession of a controlled substance, morphine.
The white crystalline substance was field tested and showed a presumptive positive reading for methamphetamine.