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Posted on: October 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] SVIU Detectives Nab Drug Dealing Suspect and Recover Large Smorgasbord of Illegal Drugs and Cash

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SVIU Detectives Nab Drug Dealing Suspect and Recover Large Smorgasbord of Illegal Drugs and Cash

Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives, with the SWAT Team and Patrol Deputies assisting, serve search warrants and arrest an adult male suspected of selling large amounts of illegal drugs, at times, within 1000’ of the perimeter of a school ground.  The suspect was booked into the Spokane County Jail on several felony charges with a sentencing enhancement for the School Zone Violation.   

On October 24, 2023, as part of an ongoing drug investigation, Spokane Valley Investigative Unit (SVIU) Detectives, assisted by the SWAT Team and Patrol Deputies, arrested the primary suspect, identified as 41-year-old Ryan J. Lund, near E. Trent Avenue and N. Pines Road, and served search warrants to recover additional illegal narcotics. 

Information gleaned during the investigation indicated Lund was selling Blues/Mexis (pills suspected to contain Fentanyl), Methamphetamine, Heroin, and possibly other illegal drugs/narcotics.  SVIU Detectives noted some of these illicit drug sales occurred with 650’-850’ within a school perimeter, well within the 1000” set by state laws, causing a sentencing enhancement to be added.  

At the culmination of the arrest and execution of the search warrants.  SVIU Detecive seized approximately:

  • 9.33 lbs. of Methamphetamine
  • 8,578 Suspected Fentanyl Pills
  • 59.4g Suspected Fentanyl Powder
  • 56.1g Heroin
  • 41.6g Psilocybin Mushrooms
  • 4+ Xanax Pills
  • 7 digital scales
  • 4 drug ledgers
  • Food Saver/Sealer
  • Mixing Bowl w/Powder Residue
  • Misc. Baggies for Packaging
  • Mixing Spoons w/Residue
  • Cargo Trailer
  • 1 Cell Phone/2 Laptops
  • $3,760 U.S Currency

Lund was advised of his rights and refused to answer questions.  He was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail on multiple felony charges, including two with enhancements for selling a controlled substance within 1000’ of a school perimeter.  (RCW 69.50.435)

SVIU Detectives recommended felony charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent Manufacture/Deliver (2 counts) with an enhancement for a violation for sale in a Protected School Zone (2 counts) and six additional charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent Manufacture/Deliver.

This investigation continues, and additional charges and arrests are possible.    

Lund Arrest

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