Drugs and Gun Located during traffic stop of Wanted Male

Spokane Police Department traffic stop results in removing more drugs and a gun from our community.

On June 26th, 2018 around 3:40 am, near Napa Street and Springfield Avenue, a Spokane Police Department (SPD) graveyard patrol officer stopped a vehicle for no license plates and an altered temporary permit.  The vehicle was occupied by numerous people.


Officer Bruner was able to learn the identity of a male passenger.  38 year-old Kenneth W. McBride had seven outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.  McBride was arrested and was found to be in possession of heroin, syringes and a scale commonly used to weigh controlled substances.


More controlled substances and drug paraphernalia were seen inside the vehicle.  The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant and the other occupants were released.  A Superior Court Judge authorized the warrant.


On June 27th, 2018, the warrant was served on the automobile. Heroin, cash, drug packaging and a semi-automatic handgun were found inside.


This investigation is ongoing and warrants may be issued.


SPD officers and detectives are frequently coming across guns and drugs together.  We strive to remove guns from those who cannot legally possess them to make this community safe.

Officer John O’Brien| Public Information Officer|Spokane Police Department

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