SVIU & SWAT Serve a Search Warrant Yesterday Afternoon
Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives, with the assistance of the SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at a residence located on S. Pines. The search warrant stemmed from an ongoing property crimes and drugs investigation. Eighteen people were detained during the service, two were arrested including the main focus of the investigation, a 13-time convicted felon. Detectives seized Methamphetamine, Heroin, cash, several boxes of ammunition, several credit cards believed to be stolen, and one vehicle.
On November 27, 2018, just prior to 10:00 a.m., the Spokane Valley SWAT Team, SVIU Detectives, Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force Investigators and Spokane Valley Deputies converged on a residence, located in the 800 block of S. Pines, to serve a search warrant. The search warrant, a product of a SVIU investigation into criminal activity occurring at the residence, was obtained by Detective Jeff Thurman after probable cause was established.
Through the investigation, Detectives developed information the homeowner, 54-year-old and 13-time convicted felon, Victor A. Hackett was selling or allowing methamphetamine to be sold/used at the location. They also learned firearms, ammunition, and stolen property were commonly at the location.
During the service of the search warrant, 20 individuals were detained, including Hackett and 50-year-old James A. Jackson. When contacted by SWAT Team members, Jackson would not follow commands and he was arrested for Obstructing and Resisting Arrest. Later, a check of his name showed an active Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Escape Community Custody warrant and an Idaho felony warrant for his arrest.
A search of the residence and property led to the seizure of approximately 87 grams (3+ ounces) of Methamphetamine, 15 grams of Heroin (1/2+ of an ounce), indications of drugs sale/use (scales, pipes, ledgers, packaging, cellphones and laptops), $1,926 in cash, several boxes of ammunition and a 1989 Volvo.
Detectives also located and seized over 25 pieces of identification and credit cards believed to be stolen.
Hackett and Jackson were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail. The other 18 individuals detained were released pending further investigations.
Hackett was booked for 3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.
Jackson was booked for his WA DOC warrant and new charges of Obstructing and Resisting Arrest.
This remains an active investigation and additional charges/arrests are anticipated.
SVIU Detective would like to thank everyone for the tips and information received from the public regarding the suspected criminal activity at this residence. They are also grateful for the several people who stopped to tell them “thank you” for addressing this neighborhood nuisance.