Traffic investigation leads to meth discovery



Posted on February 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 15 at 6:22 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- Authorities executed a search warrant near 4400 E. 1st Street on Friday morning. Sheriff’s deputies confirmed that they searched one home and found meth.

The Spokane Regional Drug Task Force executed the search warrant based on citizen complaints about constant traffic at night. Authorities developed probable cause during their investigation that there was drug activity.

Authorities searched the home before noon on Friday.

The Sheriff's Office says the Drug Task Force was able arrested three people but a family member of one of the arrested believes they got the wrong person.

Brad McDonald lives in the home the Drug Task Force entered today and his brother was one of those arrested. He says his brother is just taking the fall for someone else and he shouldn't have been arrested.

A week and a half ago there was a report of a drive-by shooting near this residence.

Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to a 911 call from a neighbor who reported gunshots on February 5th. During the investigation the deputies found bullet holes in a window, sheet rock and a door frame. They also found three shotgun shells.   

Brad McDonald says he was in the home when the shots were fired. 

 "I was actually awake, I had a bad dream an hour went by, I was sitting there and then all of a sudden, my ear just starts ringing, I just heard this pop, pop."

A witness told deputies they saw a tall, young white male running south of the home. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and was carrying a black shotgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.