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Neighbors & Detectives Work Together to Address Nuisance Home
31 Firearms/Meth/Heroin/Vehicles Seized
The Spokane Valley Investigative Unit served a search warrant yesterday resulting in the arrest of 32-year-old Lucas S. Chane, and his girlfriend 25-year-old Ashley A. Abuhl, both convicted felons, for sales and possession of controlled substances and related charges. Two of the 31 weapons were found to have been illegally converted into fully automatic weapons.
The investigation of this Chronic Nuisance Property is a direct result of neighbors in the area reporting criminal/suspicious activity and working with Spokane Valley Police to achieve this successful outcome.
On May 10, 2018, Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives and Patrol Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 10700 block of E. 29th in Spokane Valley.
SVIU obtained the search warrant after receiving numerous calls from neighbors in the area reporting suspicious/drug related and other suspected criminal activity. The 22 incidents reported since the beginning of February 2018 were analyzed and an investigation was initiated.
The information gained from citizens was combined with information received from Patrol Deputies and SVIU surveillance operations which quickly led to SVIU Detective Jeff Thurman establishing probable cause to obtain the search warrant.
At the residence, Detectives located and seized; Methamphetamine, Heroin, Suboxone, various prescription medications, scales, ledgers, syringes, stolen checks/identification and 31 firearms (17 rifles-2 were illegally converted to fire full automatic, 11 pistols and 3 shotguns). They also seized two vehicles and over $700.00 in cash.
Investigators believe some of the firearms are stolen and are working to determine ownership/identity and who made the illegal modifications as well as any additional victims related to this ongoing investigation. Additional charges are expected.
Chane and Abuhl were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the following charges:
Chane: Delivery of a Controlled Substance (5 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS) with Intent to Deliver-Methamphetamine (1 count), PCS with Intent-Heroin (2 counts), PCS with Intent Suboxone (1 count), PCS Hydrocodone (2 counts), PCS Zolpidem (1 count), PCS Alprazolam (1 count), Unlawful Use of a Building for Drug Purposes (3 counts) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree (2 counts).
Abuhl: Delivery of a Controlled Substance (4 counts), PCS with Intent-Methamphetamine (1 count), PCS with Intent-Heroin (2 counts), PCS with Intent Suboxone (1 count), PCS Hydrocodone (2 counts), PCS Zolpidem (1 count), PCS Alprazolam (1 count), Unlawful Use of a Building for Drug Purposes (3 counts), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree (1 count).