As of Tuesday, February 27, 2018
YAKIMA 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.