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"Honest" Valley Man Arrested For Meth

Posted 6/14/2012 1:39 PM by KWESTBERG

On Tuesday evening, June 12, 2012, at about 7:45 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy J. Rodriguez was patrolling the area near Valleyway Avenue and Mullan Road in Spokane Valley when he observed an adult male, later identified as 47-year-old Christopher Nordby, standing next to a vehicle holding a screwdriver. It appeared Nordby was removing parts from the vehicle and Deputy Rodriguez wanted to make sure it was Nordby's vehicle.

Deputy Rodriguez contacted Nordby and explained his suspicion. Nordby confirmed it was his vehicle and he was working on his carburetor. Deputy Rodriguez asked Nordby if he had any identification to verify it was his vehicle and he told him he did not. Deputy Rodriguez asked Nordby, who appeared very nervous, if he had a suspended license. Nordby said he thought he did and also thought he had a warrant for DUI.

Nordby provided Deputy Rodriguez with his Washington State driver's license from his wallet and it was confirmed Nordby did have a suspended license and a warrant for his arrest. After Deputy Rodriguez placed Nordby under arrest and placed him in handcuffs. Nordby said he had a glass pipe in his front pocket, which Deputy Rodriguez located. Nordby also told Deputy Rodriguez he had a baggie of methamphetamine in his pocket, which Deputy Rodriguez located as well. Deputy Rodriguez field tested the white crystal substance that showed a presumptive positive test for methamphetamine.

Nordby was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).

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