Matt Malcolm, 24, of Port Angeles, was sentenced to serve 60 months total confinement in state prison on July 22. The sentence is a result of a recent verdict delivered by a jury that found Malcolm guilty of delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and bail jumping.
The crimes were investigated by the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Sequim Police Department.
Malcolm’s prior criminal history includes possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver in 2011, attempt to elude pursuing police vehicle in 2008 and again in 2009, escape second degree in 2008, and possession of cocaine also in 2008.
During plea negotiations, Malcolm was given the opportunity to plead guilty to delivering methamphetamine and serve 45 months in prison. That option remained available to Malcolm up until the moment the jury delivered its verdict. The jury did not reach a unanimous verdict of a separate charge of delivery of heroin.
Malcolm still could be tried, convicted and sentenced separately for that offense.