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By Roger Harnack
The Gazette 

Appellate court upholds drug conviction

McBride alleges deputy set up ‘honey trap’


August 24, 2023

PULLMAN — A state appellate court has affirmed the conviction of a local man arrested after a January 2022 social media sting intended to catch drug dealers.

On Aug. 17, the state Court of Appeals Division III filed an unpublished opinion affirming the arrest and conviction of William Patrick McBride, 59, of Malden.

McBride was convicted of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver after communicating with a fictious person on social media, court records show. He was sentenced to 90 months in prison.

He appealed the jury conviction, alleging he had been...

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