LEWISTON – On Sunday, January 24, 2021 in the late evening and early morning hours of January 25, 2021, the Lewiston Police Department received information of possible narcotics activity going on at the Travel Inn Lodge in the 1000 block of Main Street. They began surveillance and eventually stopped a Ford Ranger pick-up that was seen leaving the motel for a traffic violation.
Upon contacting the driver, who was later identified as 40-year-old, Ricky D. Walker, of Spokane, officers found him in possession of both methamphetamine and heroin. Mr. Walker was arrested on those charges and taken to the Nez Perce County Jail.
After the arrest, officers also conducted a search of his room at the motel and located approximately one pound of methamphetamine and a smaller amount of heroin, along with drug paraphernalia and cash. Based on the evidence found in his room, Mr. Walker was booked into the Nez Perce County Jail on charges of Trafficking of Methamphetamine in excess of 400 grams (a felony) and Trafficking of Heroin in excess of two grams (also a felony). The drugs, paraphernalia and cash were all seized as part of the investigation which is on-going.