SPOKANE PD: 3 arrests, “large amounts of heroin,” and $3,700


by KREM.com


Posted on October 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

SPOKANE-- A lengthy drug investigation resulted in three arrests and the seizure of nearly half a pound of heroin.

On October 12, around 1:40 p.m. detectives from the Spokane Police Department’s drug unit executed a search warrant at an apartment complex located at 121 S Havana. Police said this raid was the culmination of a lengthy investigation by detectives of the department’s Special Investigative Unit.

Suspects were observed conducting open air drug deals in the area of retail establishments around Sprague and Havana.

Detectives had information that one of the involved suspects might be armed with a firearm, so the SWAT Team was used to execute the search warrant.  Suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Detectives seized approximately one half pound of heroin and over $3,700 in cash from the apartment. They are also pursuing a search warrant for one suspect’s vehicles to search for a firearm.

A total of three suspects were arrested and all appeared in court on Monday.

Scott Whitacre, 52, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Heroin).

Guy Whitacre, 51, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). 

Joshua G Swanson, 25, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin). 

The investigation is continuing.