It’s Not Really Meth, It’s Fake Meth


On June 15th, 2015, at approximately 1:50 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Ruff observed a 1992 Honda travelling on a completely flat tire as well as license plates that expired in September 2014.  He stopped the vehicle in the area of Houston and Stevens and contacted the driver.

The driver, identified as 42-year-old Thomas J. Kammers, provided a Washington State ID card and admitted his driver’s license was suspended.  After confirming Kammers’ driving status was Suspended 1st Degree in Washington, Deputy Ruff advised Kammers he was under arrest.

When Deputy Ruff searched Kammers, he located a small Ziploc-style baggie that contained a white crystallized substance in Kammers’ front pants pocket.   At first Kammers admitted the bag contained “meth” but then stated it wasn’t really “meth”, it was fake “meth”.

Deputy Ruff, not believing the fake meth story, field tested the substance which showed a presumptive positive result for methamphetamine.

Kammers was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Driving While License Suspended 1st Degree.

Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer

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