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Juveniles in drug arrest


August 9, 2018 | View PDF

An arrest July 27 on Wawawai Road near Lewiston led to discovery of drugs in a car which was occupied by four underaged people. Deputy Tyler Langerveld’s report said after he stopped the car he detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.

Occupants of the car included two girls, both 16, a 17-year-old male who was driving the car, and a 20-year-old male.

Also in the car was Matthew G. Berry, 21, Lewiston. He was booked into jail late Friday on a probable charge of drug possession.Langerveld’s report said he stopped the westbound car at 9:04 p.m. Friday after he observed it crossing the centerline at least four times. The driver of the car told the deputy he was intentionally going across the centerline to upset his girlfriend.

The arrest report alleged Berry told the deputy they were on their way to Nisqually John Landing along the river to smoke meth. The driver allowed a search of the car, and Langerfeld’s report said methamphetamine was found in a sock in the car, hash was found in a rubber container, a drug pipe with residue was found in a Calvin Klein glasses case and a prescription bottle containing 1.5 hydrocodone tablets was also located in the car. The prescription was not for any of the occupants of the car.

Arrangements were made for family members to transport some of the occupants of the car back to Lewiston.

Bail for pre-trial release on Berry was set at $10,000 in a first appearance in court. He was allowed release on his own recognizance in a court hearing Friday after pleading not guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine.


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