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From Clallam County
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Drug sentencing
Cheryl A. King, 53, of Port Angeles, was sentenced in Clallam County Superior Court to spend 20 months in state prison July 31. King pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, heroin, on July 11. The Olympic Peninsula Narcotic Enforcement Team investigated King in the summer of 2011 and purchased heroin from her on at least four separate occasions, detectives said.

Dalasa Lundgren, 41, of Port Angeles, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance July 18 and was sentenced to serve 24 months state probation on July 31. Lundgren’s case was part of a much larger investigation that involved charges filed against seven suspects in Clallam County Superior Court, OPNET detectives said. The investigation involved several unlawful deliveries of controlled substances, such as Oxycodone, to OPNET in the spring of 2012.

Guilty plea
Joseph J. Neske, 34, of Clallam County, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in federal court Aug. 3. OPNET detectives said Neske was part of a summer 2011 investigation into a heroin trafficking organization. OPNET worked with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
“This case serves as a good example of OPNET working together with other law enforcement agencies when drug trafficking impacts not only our neighborhoods, but other areas beyond the North Olympic Peninsula as well,” detectives said.

Assault charge
Alexander Kaquatosh Bees, 30, of Sequim, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon Aug. 10 in Clallam County Superior Court. Bees is accused of beating up Jeff Ellis, who was visiting Bees’ home on Aug. 2. Deputies said Bees assaulted Ellis with a broom handle and large tumbler glass, causing the man to lose consciousness and suffer lacerations to the head, a broken nose, bruised ribs and other injuries. Bees is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 24 and remains in custody at the Clallam County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
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