Batton charged in OPNET heroin case

Derek A. Batton, 30, of Sequim, was arrested by a Clallam County Sheriff’s deputy and booked in to the jail on April 4.

Batton was then charged on April 7 in Clallam County Superior Court with three counts of delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school bus stop.

The charges are the results of an OPNET investigation during which OPNET developed probable cause to believe that Batton delivered heroin to OPNET on three separate occasions in January 2013.

At the time of his arrest in Clallam County there also was a warrant for Batton’s arrest out of King County.Rebecca J. Erwick, 21, of Port Angeles, was sentenced to 24 months probation on April 2 in Clallam County Superior Court.

Erwick was sentenced after pleading guilty to delivering heroin to OPNET in Port Angeles on Dec. 9, 2013.

During the investigation, Erwick and Devin L. Terry, 23, also of Port Angeles, were arrested by OPNET after OPNET developed probable cause to believe that Terry delivered heroin to OPNET on three separate days in December 2013.

OPNET also developed probable cause to believe that Erwick was Terry’s accomplice during one of the deliveries.


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