Traffic stop leads to search warrant, seizing of drugs & altered shotgun

A traffic stop by a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy led to a search warrant and the seizing of drugs and an altered shotgun on Monday morning in Spokane. 

On Monday around 2 a.m., a Deputy pulled over a Dodge pickup traveling on Thor after observing their license plate was unreadable along with lighting and equipment violations. 

During the traffic stop the Deputy noticed several indicators of drug use along with vague answers from the driver, later identified as 39-year-old John Geadreau, applying for and receiving a search warrant. 

In the search warrant, 1.7 ounces of methamphetamine, two grams of heroin and a sawed-off shotgun was recovered. 

A computer check found that Geaudreaus's name showed a temporary protection order and with a portion stating he was prohibited from possessing or obtaining any firearms or dangerous weapons. 

Geadreau was taken into custody for second-degree unlawful possession of a  firearm, possession of an unlawful firearm, and two counts for possession of a controlled substance.

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