In an eventful week, police requested to search the homes of three suspected heroin dealers in Spokane based on information from confidential informants, according to court documents.
A confidential informant told Officer Mark Brownell that Jose “Joey” Sambrano, 54, was selling heroin from his car, garage and home at the Linger Longer apartments behind Motel 6 off Argonne Road, according to court documents.
In March, the informant bought a substance from Sambrano while wearing a wire and the substance tested positive for heroin, according to court documents.
A judge signed off Thursday on a search of Sambrano’s home.
In another case, a confidential informant told Brownell that Scott Ross, 32, was selling methamphetamine, heroin and mexi-pills, which are typically a mix of acetaminophen and fentanyl, according to court documents.
Federal authorities have warned of an increase in fentanyl distribution in Eastern Washington.
Prior to this investigation, the informant had told