Spokane deputies recover over 9 ounces of meth after car chase - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane deputies recover over 9 ounces of meth after car chase

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane County deputies busted a man with $18,000 worth of meth on him following a chase Sunday evening.

Around 6:20 p.m. Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Humphrey checked the license plate of a beige Kia on his mobile computer near the intersection of Maple and 4th and found the vehicle had been reported stolen two days before. He followed the car, that had two people inside, and more deputies and Spokane Police officers arrived as backup.

The driver, later identified as 30-year-old Trevor J. Mclaughlin, began making turns while keeping the car under the speed limit. Deputy Humphrey continued to follow the car without activating his lights and siren.

When backup arrived, the deputy activated his lights to conduct a traffic stop. As Mclaughlin turned east on 14th Avenue, he immediately accelerated. When Deputy Humphrey attempted a PIT maneuver to end the pursuit, but Mclaughlin slammed on his brakes and turned directly in front of the patrol car. Mclaughlin hit the rear of the Kia lightly and Mclaughlin was able to escape.

Mclaughlin turned north across the Maple Street Bridge where Spokane Police Officer Mark Brownell successfully deployed spike strips causing the two front tires to deflate.

Just south of Maxwell on Maple, Mclaughlin stopped the vehicle quickly, jumped out, and fled on foot. As he did, Deputy Humphrey observed a container fall on to the ground. Deputy Jerry Moffett, who was assisting, stayed with the vehicle, the container, and detained the passenger with the aid of additional units.

Another responding deputy was able to catch Mclaughlin near Maxwell and Ash. The deputy used a Taser to bring Mclaughlin to the ground after he refused several commands to stop running. He continued to resist arrest even after the Taser was used, according to deputies. 

When he fell to the ground, Mclaughlin hit and cut his head. He was provided medical attention at the scene and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Deputy Humphrey returned to the stolen car and recovered the container he saw fall to the ground when Mclaughlin took off. Inside he found two baggies containing a large amount of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. The meth was weighed and showed a cumulative total of over nine ounces with an approximate street value of over $18,000.

The vehicle was seized as evidence and a search, scales, needs and other paraphernalia was recovered.

The passenger was not charged and was later released from the scene.

Mclaughlin was booked into Spokane County Jail  for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Resisting Arrest.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Exposed handlebar grip kills 6-year-old Pullman boy in bicycle crash

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:13:21 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Six-year-old Denny Curran should be enjoying his last few days of summer before first grade. He should be teasing his brother, splashing in the pool, giving his parents a hard time about vegetables. Instead, Denny is dead, the victim of a horrific, freak bicycle accident that could happen to your child too. "Denny was an extraordinary child," his father Keith Curran told KHQ.

    >>
  • Central Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

    Central Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:10:51 GMT
    Photo: PixnioPhoto: Pixnio

    SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.    

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month. KING-TV reports the Waterville School District will hold classes Monday through Thursday, giving students and faculty three-day weekends. Superintendent Tabatha Mires says the change aims to increase staff retention and recruitment as well as boost attendance and improve classroom experience.    

    >>
  • Handcuffed DUI suspect dies in jump from Highway 520 bridge

    Handcuffed DUI suspect dies in jump from Highway 520 bridge

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:19:17 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington.  Authorities say a trooper stopped the 31-year-old Kirkland man a little after 1:30 a.m. Friday. After being handcuffed, he resisted being placed in the trooper's patrol car and then leaped off the bridge. 

    >>

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington.  Authorities say a trooper stopped the 31-year-old Kirkland man a little after 1:30 a.m. Friday. After being handcuffed, he resisted being placed in the trooper's patrol car and then leaped off the bridge. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Over 200,000 hair dryers recalled due to fire, shock hazards

    Over 200,000 hair dryers recalled due to fire, shock hazards

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:30:22 GMT

    235,000 hair dryers were recalled this week due to fire and shock hazards. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Xtava has recalled their Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers. The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards. The recall involves Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers that are black or white with a concentrator nozzle. 

    >>

    235,000 hair dryers were recalled this week due to fire and shock hazards. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Xtava has recalled their Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers. The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards. The recall involves Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers that are black or white with a concentrator nozzle. 

    >>
  • AP source: Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

    AP source: Manigault Newman has more than audio recordings

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:05:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just audio recordings. The stash of evidence Omarosa Manigault Newman says she has to substantiate the claims in her book about her year as a top aide to President Donald Trump includes video, emails, text messages and other documentation. That's according to a person with direct knowledge of what Manigault Newman has described as a multimedia "treasure trove."    

    >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just audio recordings. The stash of evidence Omarosa Manigault Newman says she has to substantiate the claims in her book about her year as a top aide to President Donald Trump includes video, emails, text messages and other documentation. That's according to a person with direct knowledge of what Manigault Newman has described as a multimedia "treasure trove."    

    >>
  • Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Moses Lake man arrested after high-speed pursuit, stand-off

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:57:55 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Moses Lake man is in custody after leading deputies on a high-speed chase before barricading himself in his home Friday afternoon. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says Robert Gwinn, 38 years old, was spotted by deputies near Roads L and 5-Northeast just east of Moses Lake. He was wanted for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was also to be served with a protection order. 

    >>