Second location searched in Port Townsend drug case

Adam Michael Kelly to be arraigned Friday in Jefferson County Superior Court

PORT TOWNSEND — A Port Townsend man charged with controlled substances homicide among 10 total felonies might face additional charges stemming from an ongoing investigation.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Derek Allen said Wednesday a secondary search was performed in addition to the one that had been done at the residence of Adam Michael Kelly of Port Townsend.

Kelly, 38, has been charged in the death of Jarrod Bramson, 43, a well-known Port Townsend musician. Bramson died March 27 of an apparent drug overdose, according to Port Townsend police.

Kelly will be arraigned Friday as part of the Jefferson County Superior Court docket that begins at 8:30 a.m. Kelly remained in the Jefferson County jail Wednesday with $500,000 bail.

The initial search of Kelly’s residence in the 1400 block of 12th Street in Port Townsend occurred March 27 and expanded into March 30, Allen said.

The sheriff’s office executed a search warrant March 29 in a commercial building in the 100 block of Seton Road in unincorporated Jefferson County, a few miles south of Kelly’s home.

Kelly faces five counts of delivery or possession with the intent to sell or deliver a legend drug in a school zone, according to court documents. His residence is within 1,000 feet of a Port Townsend School District bus stop.

In addition to heroin, steroids and a white powdery substance were found in the basement of Kelly’s residence, according to court documents. Charging papers named specific steroids as dianabol or methandinone, sustanon, primobolan or methenolone enanthate, trenbolone and boldenone.

Materials also were found at the secondary location on Seton Road, Allen said.

“It appears to investigators at this point that it was in the process of being abandoned,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brett Anglin said. “The main lab was at the residence.”

Allen said investigators have provided additional information to the county prosecutor’s office for possible charges.

“We did find materials, but we have had no lab testing on it yet,” Allen said. “This is not a separate case, but ultimately, in the end, will pertain to the same investigation.”

The multi-agency investigation has included Port Townsend police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue, the State Patrol SWAT team, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and the state Department of Ecology.

Allen said the 10th and 102nd Civilian Support Team from the National Guard also provided support. The 10th CSP identifies and assesses suspected weapons of mass destruction hazards, according to the state Military Department website, and the 102nd CSP, based in Salem, Oregon, performs a similar function for the Oregon Military Department.


Jefferson County Managing Editor Brian McLean can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 6, or at [email protected].

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