Man dumped meth in cop car

— A Mattawa man is facing drug possession charges in Yakima County Superior Court.

Alejandro Tapia Rivera, 25, was being transported to the county jail after a warrant arrest when he allegedly dumped methamphetamine on the floorboard of a Yakima County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, court records show.

A baggie had been ripped open and a white substance was on the floor, records show. The deputy noted he previously had the floor board “thoroughly cleaned.”

As a result, in addition to the warrant arrest, he’s is also being detained for possession of methamphetamine, records show.


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