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Posted on: July 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] SCIU Addresses Neighbor’s Concerns Regarding Problem House


SCIU Addresses Neighbor’s Concerns Regarding Problem House 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit (SCIU) served a search warrant at a nuisance home yesterday morning.  The residence shows over 40 calls of service (medical/law enforcement) in the last year and a half.  SWAT assisted with the execution of the warrant, and the occupants were peacefully detained without incident.   Drugs, firearms, and additional evidence of narcotic sales were seized.  

On July 28, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., SCIU Detectives, with the assistance of SWAT Team members, served a search warrant at a residence located in the 4200 block of E. Nancy Ave. in North Spokane County. 

SCIU began the investigation after receiving multiple complaints from neighbors regarding drug activity.  The location showed over 40 calls for service (drug calls, fights, noise, warrant arrests, stolen vehicle recovery, medical, others) in 2019 and 2020. 

Through the investigation, Detective Hixson identified 60-year-old Pamela J. Hays as the suspect and developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant.

With information multiple subjects, some with extensive criminal histories, were known to frequent the residence, the SWAT Team’s assistance was requested. 

Several people at the residence, including Hays, followed commands and were safely detained. 

Investigators located and seized methamphetamine, heroin, two rifles, and additional evidence that drug deliveries have been taking place at the residence.    

During an interview, Hays admitted to selling heroin for several years.  She was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Heroin.

This remains an active investigation, and additional charges are expected. 

While investigators were at the scene, several neighbors thanked them, waved, and or gave them a “thumbs up” for their efforts.  


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