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Posted on: January 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Deputies’ Proactive Work Uncovers Warrants & Drugs


Deputies’ Proactive Work Uncovers Warrants & Drugs

Here are just a couple examples of proactive Deputies checking on suspicious activity and conducting a traffic stop for an equipment violation and how it can lead to arrests, drugs, and ultimately a safer community.  

On January 30, 2018, just before 3:00 a.m., Deputy Stan Kravtsov observed a Jeep without a working license plate light in the area of Division and Houston.  He conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, later identified as 42-year-old Shawn R. Sandoval. 


A check of Sandoval’s name and date of birth showed his driving privileges were suspended and he was arrested by Deputy Kravtsov.  With Sandoval’s voluntary consent to search the vehicle, Deputy Kravtsov located a black zippered container and a glass pipe commonly used to smoke controlled substances.  Inside the container, another pipe was located, along with a clear plastic baggie with a small amount of brown substance believed to be Heroin.  A field test of the substance showed a presumptive positive result for Heroin. 


Sandoval was advised of the additional charge, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin, and transported to the Spokane County Jail.  Deputy Kravtsov located a second baggie containing a brown substance in property removed from Sandoval by a Corrections Officer during an intake search.  The substance also showed a presumptive positive result for Heroin when field tested. 


Sandoval was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin and Driving While Suspended 3rd Degree.  He was issued an infraction (ticket) for the defective equipment.




On January 30, 2018 at approximately 9:50 p.m., Deputy Brent Miller observed two darked out vehicles (a van and a truck) parked behind Discount Tire on N. Division.  As Deputy Miller pulled up, he observed several tires sitting on the roof of the van and a male, later identified as 42-year-old Harry L. Autrey, near the driver’s door of the truck.  Two additional people walked from a pile of now scattered tires at the rear of the business and additional people were located inside the vehicles. 


A check of Autrey’s name showed two confirmed misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.  During the investigation, Deputy Miller located a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine on the driver’s seat of the truck and a plastic baggie containing a white crystalline substance in a backpack owned by Autrey.  A field test showed a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine. 


One of the females, later identified as 52-year-old Kimberly J. Allen, stated she was the owner of the van.  Several needles and other items of drug paraphernalia where observed in various areas of the vehicle from the outside.  A syringe, filled with a dark colored substance, was located inside a purse found in the van which also contained the bill of sale for the van and Allen’s ID card.  A field test of the substance showed a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine.


Autrey and Allen were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail.  Autrey was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and his two warrants.  Allen was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.


None of the other people contacted during this investigation were charged.


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