Spokane Police Department Press Release:
Detectives of SPD/SIU have been conducting an investigation into the sales of meth at 4818 N Lincoln in Spokane. Detectives were told about subjects selling meth from the house. Additionally, Neighborhood Conditions Officer (NCO) Paul Taylor said he had received complaints about drug related activity at the house. Detectives developed probable cause for a search warrant for the residence and received a search warrant from the court.
On Friday just after 1:00 P.M. SPD SWAT made tactical entry into the residence. SWAT was used due to risk factors known about subjects living in and frequenting the residence.
Upon making entry, SWAT encountered five adults. They were all detained without incident.
In a search of a bedroom occupied by Richard Hebert and Erica Ellis Detectives located a loaded .38 caliber revolver, scales, packaging, small quantities of meth and drug paraphernalia. Hebert is a convicted felon and cannot lawfully possess a firearm.
Based upon the search and investigation the following were booked into the Spokane County Jail:
Richard C Hebert 1/11/88 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)
First Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Erica A Ellis 5/15/88 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth)
In January of 2013 Dylan J Heinen was shot and killed at 4818 N Lincoln. Jeremy M McVicker was arrested in connection with Heinen's death.
This house is one of several ‘problem houses' SIU has investigated recently. Concerned neighbors have a chance to reclaim their neighborhood by contacting the NCO, local Cop Shop or leaving a tip through the Department web site at http://www.spokanepolice.org/.