Six arrested during search warrant in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley deputies arrested an eight-time convicted felon, and five other people, after executing a search warrant at a home near Farr and Broadway Thursday morning. 

The Spokane Valley Police Department says back in February, an investigation into 50-year-old Gary Olive Jr. revealed he was selling drugs and trafficking stolen property out of his home. During the investigation, detectives identified several additional suspects and developed probable cause to arrest Olive for delivery of a controlled substance. 

Early Thursday morning, detectives, SWAT, Fire Rescue Task Force members, deputies and Air 1 surrounded the home. The SWAT Team moved in and took Olive and four additional people into custody. 

"Several items of property, believed to be stolen, were recovered by investigators," the Deputy Mark Gregory said in a release. "As they move forward with this investigation, Detectives will work to identify the owners of the property and identify any additional crimes committed by these and other suspects."

Investigators also seized a 1988 Corvette and a 2001 Honda motorcycle. 

Arrested at the scene were: 

  • Gary B. Olive Jr. (50-year-old/male): three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and three counts of Unlawful Use of a Building for Drug Purposes 
  • John P. Oak (50-year-old/male): one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance and a felony warrant-Washington State Department of Correction Hold 
  • Kamiel K. Gallagher (25-year-old/female): one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Ashley A. Mahome (27-year-old/female): one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Zenadiah M. Oswalt (21-year-old/female): two counts Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Michael R. Sisneros (33-year-old/male):  At approximately 7:00 a.m., Sisneros was observed leaving the area of the search warrant in a Nissan Altima.  Being familiar with Sisneros from past calls for service and warrants for his arrests, Deputy Jason Karnitz checked Sisneros’ driving status and learned his driver’s license was suspended and stopped the vehicle on I-90 near the Hwy. 195 interchange.  Sisneros’ identity was confirmed and he was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license. During a search incident to the arrest, Deputy Karnitz located a baggie containing a white crystalline substance in Sisneros’ left front pants pocket.  The substance was later field tested which showed a presumptive positive result for Methamphetamine. Sisneros was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving with a Suspended License. 

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