OPNET suspect arrested in Nevada


Jason Lamoine Doetch, 37, of Nevada, was arrested in Nevada by the District of Nevada United States Marshals Fugitive Investigative Strike Team.


The Doetch case began in Sequim in 2008 when the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team developed probable cause to believe that Doetch delivered controlled substances to OPNET investigators on three separate occasions in February and March 2008. Two of the purchases were for one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine each. One of the purchases was for 3.46 grams of cocaine and 3.51 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.


OPNET later received information indicating that Doetch had left the area. In March 2010, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Doetch. However, that warrant was only valid to arrest Doetch if he was located in Washington. In 2013, an OPNET investigator located Doetch. With assistance from the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office, the warrant was expanded to include extradition from Nevada on June 11. In cooperation with the United States Border Patrol, the assistance of the Fugitive Investigative Strike Team was requested. (The team consists of officers from the United States Marshals Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Department of Public Safety and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department.)

The strike team located and arrested Doetch on June 19.


Doetch appeared in Clallam County Superior Court on July 16. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 22 and his trial is scheduled for Sept. 23.


OPNET includes officers from the Sequim Police Department, Port Angeles Police Department, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and the United States Border Patrol.


Barrera charged in firearms case

Jose David Barrera, 27, of Port Angeles, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree in Clallam County Superior Court on July 16. According to the charging document, Barrera previously was convicted of possession/purchase for sale of narcotics/controlled substances in California.


Barrera’s charges are the results of an arrest made during an investigation in Port Angeles on July 11. OPNET, the Port Angeles Police Department and the United States Border Patrol worked together during the investigation.


Barrera was arrested for an arrest warrant from California. During the follow-up investigation, investigators developed probable cause to believe that Barrera was a convicted felon in possession of two firearms.


P.A. arrest

OPNET officials also recently arrested Darrin Michael Liggins, 42, of Port Angeles, on July 23 during a traffic stop in Port Angeles.


During the investigation, OPNET developed probable cause to believe that Liggins delivered methamphetamine to OPNET on three separate occasions in March. The case will be reviewed by the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office.


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