Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:14 p.m.
The Spokane Police Departments Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) and SPD patrol officers have arrested 26 time convicted felon and Spokane Repeat Offender Shawn Barton three times in 2019 for Drug related and other crimes. Below is a summary of those arrests.
Early in 2019 the SPD PAC team conducted an investigation into Barton culminating in the execution of four search warrants on vehicles and residences netting the seizure of $5,500.00 and recovering two stolen mountain bikes valued at over $4,000.00 which were returned to their owners. Officers also seized over 50 grams of heroin and a quantity of methamphetamine some of which was hidden in a stuffed animal, in Barton’s room. Additionally more methamphetamine and Heroin were found in his vehicle. He was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to deliver.
On 03.14.19 Barton was arrested by SPD patrol officers at a hotel in the 6800 block of north Division. Officers contacted Barton as he had just exited a vehicle whose owner was wanted. During the contact it was determined Barton had two warrants for Driving with a Suspended License 1st degree. In the subsequent investigation drugs, $1,179.00 cash and drug paraphernalia we discovered. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
On 11.04.19 SPD PACT made a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Shawn Barton was a passenger. The officers developed probable cause for a search warrant for the vehicle and Barton. Upon service of the warrant, the search yielded $1,246.00 cash, paraphernalia associated with the distribution of drugs and residue amounts of drugs. He was transported to the hospital after appearing to lose consciousness. At the hospital over an ounce of methamphetamine and half and ounce of heroin we discovered on his person. He was eventually booked for three counts of attempt to deliver a controlled substance.
The Spokane Police Department continues to work diligently to enforce the drug laws in our community and prevent the illegal distribution of illicit drugs. We appreciate our partnership with the community and as always the public’s help whenever they reach out to us with information regarding crime in our city.
Officer John O'Brien