A Grand Coulee man didn't go far to escape the long arm of the law Tuesday. In fact, he went right up in the law's front lawn.
Around 1:30 Tuesday, citizens told sheriff's deputies they were being approached in front of the courthouse by a man wearing a red coat and a baseball cap. That, in itself, is not illegal. But, the citizens told deputies the man was trying to sell them marijuana. Deputies found Andrew Allen Kramer right where they said he'd be, on the front lawn of the courthouse in Ephrata. Deputies say they detected a strong odor of marijuana and found Kramer was carrying "20.5 grams of portioned and packaged marijuana" in his pockets. He was arrested, cited for possession of marijuana and released. The marijuana, though, was seized for evidence and will stay at the courthouse for now.
In a news release sent by the Grant County Sheriff's Offfice Tuesday, Sheriff Tom Jones said simply, "This one speaks for itself."