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Elk arrest leads to methamphetamine charges

February 7, 2013

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Truman responded to a suspicious person call near Miller's One-Stop on Newport Highway at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 after an anonymous caller stated William Harriman, 33, and his wife, Kamille Harriman, 30, were staying in Elk.
The caller also said the Harrimans were driving a white 1990's Chevrolet extra cab truck.
Truman confirmed with dispatch that William Harriman had an active felony driving–under-the-influence warrant out of Idaho with a $50,000 bond. Truman was able to view Harriman’s Department of Licensing photo on his computer so he could positively identify him if he located the truck.
At about 6:50 p.m., Truman, traveling north on the highway, saw a vehicle matching Harriman's truck traveling east on Elk-to-Highway Road. A short time later he saw the truck parked at Miller's One-Stop. Truman parked nearby and waited.
The truck, with lights off, pulled in behind a snow bank on a privately owned residence.
Truman drove towards the vehicle and observed a male subject, identified as Harriman, exit the truck’s driver-side door and crouch down behind the snow bank. Truman saw the suspect throw something in the snow bank.
Truman contacted Harriman and placed him under arrest for his felony warrant. Truman saw two other occupants inside the truck, Harriman’s wife and their six-year-old son.
After Harriman was detained in the back of Truman's patrol vehicle, he and Deputy Damon Anderberg contacted Mrs. Harriman. She had two non-extraditable Idaho warrants .
Anderberg stayed with Mrs. Harriman while Truman looked in the snow bank where the suspect threw something. The deputy located a red cloth that contained a glass pipe and two clear baggies containing a white crystalline substance. Both later field-tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
Harriman was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Anderberg told Truman, based on his observations, that Mrs. Harrriman was under the influence of methamphetamine. She denied having used methamphetamine and told Truman he could search the truck.
The deputy located a camera case under the edge of the front seat where Mrs. Harriman was sitting. Inside the case was a glass pipe, among other paraphernalia, and a clear baggie containing a white crystalline substance that later field-tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
Mrs. Harriman was also placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Truman released the Harriman’s son to a family member

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