Border Patrol Encounter Individual with Active Warrant at Spokane Intermodal
Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol’s Spokane Station encountered an individual with an active arrest warrant on Sunday at the Spokane Intermodal Bus Station.
While performing transportation check duties, a Border Patrol canine alerted to two duffle bags, each containing a small amount of marijuana. Agents determined that one of the owners had an active warrant for forgery out of Benton County, WA. The subject was detained and turned over to the custody of the Spokane Police Department.
The amount of illegal marijuana located in the duffle bags did not meet federal prosecution guidelines. Therefore, the other individual was cleared for warrants and released. However, Agents seized the narcotics and turned them over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for destruction.
“Border Patrol Agent authorities are not limited to immigration law,” stated Chief Patrol Agent Henry Rolon. “When conducting Border Patrol operations, there is always a possibility of encountering individuals, such as this person, who have committed other crimes and is wanted by another jurisdiction. In those instances, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure that appropriate action is taken.”
(A) Special Operations Supervisor
U S Border Patrol | Spokane Sector
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