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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Suspicious Vehicle Results in Seizure of Fentanyl, Methamphetamine and Wanted Person

Longoria, Ryan L Booking Photo

Post Falls, Idaho – In the late hours of Tuesday, April 11, 2023, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Stateline Walmart. The deputy observed two males exit the vehicle and enter the store. The deputy also observed the vehicle to be missing license plates. When the Deputy approached the vehicle, he observed several pieces of drug paraphernalia in plain sight.

The occupants of the vehicle were later located and identified as Ryan L. Longoria, a 27-year-old male from Pasco, Washington and Brendan T. Rocheleau, a 22-year-old male from Richland, Washington.

Rocheleau, Brendan T Booking PhotoLongoria, Ryan L Booking Photo

Prior to deputies contacting Rocheleau and Longoria, they each consumed several fentanyl pills. Deputies observed signs of overdose and administered Narcan and immediately requested medical services. Rocheleau and Longoria were transported to Kootenai Health via ambulance.

During the course of the investigation, deputies seized 3.8 grams of methamphetamine, 8 fentanyl pills and several pieces of drug paraphernalia.

Rocheleau was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for possession of methamphetamine and possession of fentanyl. Rocheleau also had confirmed warrants out of Washington for escape of custody and a fail to appear for a sex offense.

Longoria was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for possession of methamphetamine and possession of fentanyl.

Sheriff Robert B. Norris
By: Lt. Zachary Sifford
Case #: 23-15178

Contact: Lt. Zachary Sifford
Office: 208-446-2245
PIO Cell: 208-758-1045

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