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Drug suspects arrested at Tekoa, Oakesdale


July 12, 2018 | View PDF

Packaged methamphetamine and heroin valued at more than $2,000 was found in an early Saturday morning search of a residence in Tekoa, according to a report from Sheriff Brett Myers.

Sheriff Myers reported they had received information from Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police earlier Saturday about possible drug trafficking at a location in Tekoa. Officers obtained a warrant to search an apartment at the Wheatland Arms in the 300 block of Alder Street in Tekoa.

The probable cause arrest report said other residents in the building told deputies they believed drug sales were being made in the apartment because of the number of people coming and going.

The report alleged packets of the drugs and more than $2,300 in cash were located in a lock box which was found in the suspect’s closet during the warrant search. The report alleged the drug evidence weighed out at 14 grams of methamphetamine and 25 grams of heroin.

Krista Condon, 25, was booked into jail at 7:25 a.m. on probable felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Her eight-month-old child, who was in the apartment, was taken into protective custody and later placed in the care of her parents in Tensed, Idaho.

The arrest report said surveillance cameras which apparently had been placed in the windows of the apartment and linked to a computer were also seized during the search along with the computer.

Condon Monday was formally charged by the prosecutor’s office with possession of methamphetamine and heroin, both with intent to deliver. Her bail for pre-trial release was set at $50,000.

She told the court she would reside at Tensed in the event she posts bail.

In a separate investigation, deputies Friday morning conducted a search of a residence in the 500 block of McCoy Street in Oakesdale where they allegedly located packaged methamphetamine and heroin.

Cody Varner, 21, who lives at the residence, and Tyler Chapman, 24, St. John, were subsequently booked into the county jail here on probable drug charges.

Deputies went to the Oakesdale residence after a suspect in a traffic stop said he believed drugs were being sold out of the Oakesdale residence.

According to the report, Varner allowed deputies to search the residence.

Chapman, who was reported to be visiting the Varner residence, allowed deputies to search his pack where drug evidence which led to his arrest was allegedly discovered.


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