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Following arrest, money found in Doritos bag goes unclaimed

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A Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy found over $1,000 in an empty Dorito's bag. A Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy found over $1,000 in an empty Dorito's bag.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Early Friday morning a Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy found over $1,000 in a vehicle after the driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license and possession of cocaine. Since no one claimed the money in the vehicle or knew who it belonged to, it was booked into evidence for safe keeping.

The incident began at around 12:45 a.m. when Deputy Hilton saw a car with no visible license plates and a broken driver's side window fail to use a turn signal in the area of Havana and Pacific.

Deputy Hilton stopped the vehicle and talked with the driver identified as 60-year-old James A. Dickerson Jr. Dickerson admitted he didn't have a driver's license. Deputy Hilton arrested Dickerson and searched him. He found a clear plastic bag containing what was believed to be crack cocaine.

While reading Dickerson his rights, Dickerson claimed he was only stopped because of his race and made several derogatory comments to the deputy after admitting that he had smoked crack for a while.

During a vehicle search, the deputy found over $1,000 in cash inside an open Doritos bag. When asked about the money, Dickerson did not claim ownership of the funds and could not tell the deputy who the cash belonged to.

Dickerson was booked into the Spokane County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and driving while license suspended.

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