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Paperwork mishap leads to Spokane Valley problem homeowner's release

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Neighbors in one Spokane Valley neighborhood were obviously upset that the owner of a problem house was released just one day after he was arrested. KHQ wanted to find out exactly what happened.

Last Thursday families in the neighborhood thought they could finally breathe a sigh of relief after deputies served a warrant on a longtime problem home. They recovered heroin, meth and even a handgun. 20 people were detained and five were arrested.

But a little more than 24 hours later, the owner of the house, Charles Douvia, was released, frustrating neighbors who have been dealing with the problem house.

The Sheriff's Office tells us the paperwork for Douvia and another man who was arrested was combined. No one noticed the charges filed against Douvia were five pages in. Something the Sheriff's Office says is extremely rare, and won't happen again.

Neighbors are just hoping these latest arrests finally have an effect.

Deputies are far from done with the home. They were there again on Monday making two more arrests.

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