Sequim resident pleads guilty to drug charge

Laura Lynn Quinones, a 24-year-old Sequim resident, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance — heroin — on Feb. 9 and on Feb. 23 was sentenced to 24 months of community custody with the Washington State Department of Corrections.

The sentence included the condition she enters and remains in a residential chemical dependency treatment center for 3 months and pays a $1,800 fine to offset court and law enforcement expenses.

Quinones was arrested on March 31, 2016, after detectives with the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team purchased about 2 grams of heroin from her on two different occasions between January and February 2016.

On Dec. 1, 2016, OPNET detectives received information that Quinones still was engaged in the sales of heroin. A short time later, detectives observed Quinones drive to the Clallam County Courthouse where she had a scheduled appearance for the March arrest. Quinones was detained after detectives observed drug paraphernalia in plain view in the vehicle she was seen driving with an invalid license.

Detectives searched the vehicle after obtaining a search warrant and discovered evidence of drug sales to include about 5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 6 grams of heroin, digital scales with suspected heroin residue on them and several small unused baggies. Quinones was re-booked into the Clallam County Jail.

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