QCDTF – Detectives with the Quad Cities Drug Task Force recently obtained information regarding individuals believed to be regularly trafficking fentanyl pills into the Lewiston/Clarkston area. Detectives believed the suspects in this case kept their supply of narcotics at an undisclosed storage unit in a Clarkston, WA while residing in Lewiston, ID.
Over the weekend detectives observed the suspects leaving the valley, believed to be headed north to the Spokane area, to secure additional supplies of narcotics. The couple was observed traveling mostly on backroads until arriving in Spokane. Upon returning to the LC Valley, detectives observed the pair travel to and enter their storage unit in Clarkston before returning to Lewiston. Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the suspected storage unit. During the search of the storage unit, detectives located approximately 900 fentanyl pills.
A short time later, 39yoa Kimberlee A. Perrigo and 33yoa and Joshua E. Hescock, both of Lewiston, were detained and later arrested during a traffic stop. During that traffic stop, approximately 100 more fentanyl pills were located. Perrigo and Hescock were subsequently booked into Nez Perce County Jail on narcotics related charges.
Detectives believe Perrigo and Hescock have been distributing illegal narcotics to include fentanyl pills into the LC Valley on a weekly basis for some time. The QCDTF worked closely with the Lewiston Police Department and the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy to successfully close this investigation.
The Quad Cities Drug Task Force is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance to combat narcotics distribution in Southeastern Washington and Western Idaho Counties.