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Posted on: February 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] ‘Borrowed Coat’ Contains Meth, Suspect Lies about Identity


‘Borrowed Coat’ Contains Meth, Suspect Lies about Identity

Spokane Valley Deputies responding to an attempted theft call arrested two of the three occupants in the suspected involved vehicle.  One male juvenile was arrested for an active felony warrant and an adult male, later identified as 20-year-old Tyler Packwood, was arrested for two warrants: possession methamphetamine and providing false statements.  


On February 11, 2018, at approximately 11:10 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputy Rob Cunningham and Deputy Gavin Pratt responded to the parking lot of the Sportsman’s Warehouse in Spokane Valley regarding an attempted theft by two males. 

The Deputies observed a vehicle, matching the one provided by an store employee, in the parking lot and contacted the three males inside.

The front passenger, later identified as Packwood, stated he didn’t have identification and verbally identified himself with the last name of ‘Donaldson’.  A check of the name and information provided showed an active warrant for his arrest.  Packwood continued to falsely identify himself and stated he had the warrant recalled but he was still arrested.  During the subsequent search, a pair of brass knuckles were found in his rear pants pocket and two plastic baggies containing a white crystalline substance and a baggie containing Marijuana were found in his coat pocket.  Packwood said he ‘borrowed’ the coat from a friend and didn’t know the baggies containing the while crystalline substance, which was later field tested and showed a presumptive positive result for Methamphetamine, were in the coat.

Packwood was transported to the Spokane County Jail where his true identity was learned.  He was booked for a felony Washington State Department of Corrections warrant, a misdemeanor warrant, and new charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, and Making False Statements to Law Enforcement.        

The 17-year-old rear passenger was verbally identified and a check of his name showed a felony warrant for his arrest.  He was booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention for the valid warrant.      

The third male was released at the scene and was not charged. 

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