Charges dismissed in Port Angeles case of heroin possession
By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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Adam Dartagnan Clevenger, 26, initially was charged with one count of heroin possession after he and Cree Nichole Stone, 22, were arrested May 25 at a home in the 800 block of 12th Street.
Jesse Espinoza, deputy Clallam County prosecuting attorney, dismissed the heroin possession charge Monday, according to an order of dismissal filed in Clallam County Superior Court.
“The state’s witness will be unavailable for at least a three-month period,” Espinoza wrote in the motion.
“There is insufficient evidence to proceed to trial.”
The case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning charges still could be filed based on additional evidence.
Stone was sentenced Aug. 8 to 70 days in jail, with credit for time served, after pleading guilty to one count each of possession of heroin and possession of methadone.
Port Angeles police first were called to the 12th Street home where Clevenger and Stone were found after a neighbor called 9-1-1 about a woman slumped over on the house’s front porch.
The woman was taken to Olympic Medical Center, treated for a suspected heroin overdose and discharged.
According to police accounts, heroin, scales and unused plastic bags and syringes were found at the 12th Street home when Clevenger and Stone were arrested.
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at email@example.com.
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