Man busted on the courthouse lawn


A 22-year-old Grand Coulee man was cited and released by Grant County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday for possession of marijuana on the front lawn of the Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata.

Around 1:30 p.m. Jan.10, citizens notified sheriff’s deputies that a man wearing a red coat and black baseball cap was approaching people in front of the courthouse and asking if they wanted to buy marijuana.

Deputies found Andrew Allen Kramer, smelling strongly of marijuana, standing on the front lawn of the courthouse, they said. They found 20.5 grams of portioned and packaged marijuana in his pockets, the sheriff’s office reported in a press release emailed about a half hour later.

Kramer was arrested, cited for possession of marijuana, and released. The marijuana was seized into evidence.

“This one speaks for itself,” Sheriff Tom Jones said.

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