Spokane Valley deputies were called to the HICO Convenience Store on East Sprague Sunday around 5 p.m. Reports said the man was yelling that he had lead poisoning and began pouring soda on the counter. When the deputy arrived, he saw Steven Devitt Jr., 24, pouring a half gallon of milk all over himself.
The clerk told authorities that Devitt walked in and immediately began yelling that he had lead poisoning. He said Devitt was sweating and acting very erratic. Devitt then took a soda from a cooler and walked up to the counter and poured it all over the floor and counter.
While the clerk called 911, Devitt opened a half-gallon of milk, drank some of it and began walking around the store as he poured it on the floor. Deputies found a baggie of a crystalline substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine in Devitt’s pants pocket. A small gray box containing drug paraphernalia and small container of marijuana was also found.
Devitt was booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, misdemeanor Third Degree Theft and Third Degree Malicious Mischief. Deputies also received a separate report from another victim that Devitt broke the windshield of a vehicle at Winco Foods. The victim declined to pursue charges for the damage.