Leopard Print Purse Not Hers?

On June 15th, 2015, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy James Wang stopped a vehicle at 3rd and Custer in Spokane Valley for a minor turn signal violation.

After contacting the driver and checking his name, Deputy Wang arrested 33-year-old Scott L. Lindquist for a confirmed misdemeanor warrant.

Deputy Hunt, who had arrived to assist with the traffic stop, contacted the passenger, 24-year-old Desirae N. Scott.  Deputy Hunt informed Scott of Lindquist’s arrest and asked to see her identification to determine if she had a valid driver’s license and could legally drive Lindquist’s vehicle.  During the conversation, Deputy Hunt noticed a leopard print purse at Scott’s feet.  When asked, Scott denied ownership of the purse and she stated she didn’t know who it belonged to.

Lindquist told Deputy Wang the purse belonged to Scott which she eventually admitted.  Scott told Deputy Wang there was a glass pipe in the purse and gave consent to search it.  Inside, Deputy Wang found an orange prescription bottle containing two white oval pills.  Deputy Wang identified the pills as Hydrocodone, a controlled substance.  Scott said the pills belonged to a friend who left them in the vehicle after she gave him a ride earlier in the day.  Scott was unable to provide contact information for the friend.

Lindquist and Scott were transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail.  Lindquist was booked for the misdemeanor warrant and Scott was charged for Possession of a Controlled Substance

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

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