Suspect, a Convicted Felon, Arrested for Sales/Possession of Controlled Substance
2 Firearms and a Suspected Mobile Meth Lab Seized
As part of an ongoing drug investigation, the Regional Street Crimes Unit (ReSCU-formally Safe Streets Task Force) identified an adult male who was suspected of selling pills laced with Fentanyl and other illicit drugs. ReSCU Investigators arrested the suspect, a convicted felon, for several felony drug charges and located two firearms and an apparent mobile meth lab. They also arrested an adult female, also a convicted felon, on a confirmed felony and a misdemeanor warrant.
Regional Street Crimes Unit (ReSCU) Investigators, working on a drug distribution investigation, identified a male suspected of selling Fentanyl-laced pills. The male, 48-year-old Christopher M. Gibbs, a convicted felon, was found to be staying in a room in the Red Top Motel, 7217 E. Trent Avenue.
Information learned during the investigation indicated Gibbs, although a convicted felon and prohibited from legally possessing a firearm, was probably armed. ReSCU developed probable cause to obtain a valid search warrant for the motel room, Gibbs’ vehicle, and for the arrest of Gibbs.
On the morning of October 25, 2023, with the assistance of a SWAT Team and Patrol Deputies, the search warrant was served. Gibbs and an adult female, 28-year-old Alexandra J. Slack, also a convicted felon, were safely detained.
During a search of the room and Gibbs’ vehicle, ReSCU Investigators recovered a loaded Raven Arms .25 ACP semi-automatic pistol, a pump action 20 ga shotgun, ammunition, notebook/drug ledgers, cell phone, various prescription/fake prescription pills, Heroin, $113 US currency, suspected Cocaine, suspected Fentanyl-laced pills, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, and what appeared to be a mobile methamphetamine lab.
Due to the potentially hazardous chemicals involved, the possible meth lab was transferred to a member of the Washington State Department of Ecology for property testing and disposal.
Slack was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for a Washington State Department of Corrections warrant and a misdemeanor Criminal Trespass 1st Degree warrant, where she remains.
Gibbs was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (2 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 counts), and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree (2 counts). Gibbs remains in jail with a total bond set at $100,000 by Spokane County Superior Court Judge J. High-Edward.
This remains an active investigation, and additional charges or arrests are possible.