Court releases Port Angeles woman accused of leaving drugs for jailed man

Stephanie Dawkins let go on her own recognizance after turning herself in to authorities

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles woman who allegedly conspired with her former boyfriend to get him heroin and Fentanyl while he was serving time in the Clallam County jail was released on her own recognizance Wednesday, a day after she turned herself in to authorities.

Before her release, Stephanie Deon Dawkins, 32, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance to Jason Jay Roy, 47.

She will be arraigned at 9 a.m. June 28.

Dawkins promised Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour she will not contact Roy and will not reside at Roy’s Ranger Road house west of Port Angeles, where she said she had lived for four years.

“I am not speaking with Mr. Roy,” Dawkins said.

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed a proposed criminal complaint Wednesday against Roy, whose first court appearance is June 28.

Roy is accused of two counts of attempted possession of a controlled substance and two counts of attempted possession of a controlled substance by a person confined to a county jail.

Dawkins voluntarily surrendered to authorities Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the Sheriff’s Office sought the public’s help in locating her.

She allegedly left Roy 10 grams of heroin, a Fentanyl patch, two needles, a spoon, cotton balls, and a can of chewing tobacco “with the letter ‘J’ scratched prominently on it, along with a heart and a “U” on it,” according to a probable cause statement for Roy on proposed conspiracy charges.

Judge Lauren Erickson ruled the proposed charges were incorrectly applied to the alleged scheme between Roy and Dawkins, who allegedly planned the delivery during conversations on the jail phone.

A county corrections officer discovered the cache May 13 on the ground near a chain gang trailer parked at the county shop on West Lauridsen Boulevard in Port Angeles. Roy had been assigned to the detail that same day.

Coughenour rejected Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Zachary Snipe’s request Wednesday for $10,000 bail for Dawkins.

“Frankly, the reason I’m releasing you is that you turned yourself in and that you’ll regularly appear in court on that basis,” Coughenour said.

“I’m going to give you an opportunity to prove yourself and appear in court as directed.”

“I will be there, I will be there,” Dawkins responded.

“I willingly walked in here.

“I’m ready to face it.”

Dawkins said she had been living with Roy before the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team raided his house June 6.

“I would say that ruined my opportunity to live there,” Dawkins said.

Detectives discovered a notebook in her bedroom with Dawkins’ name in it and schedule information about the chain gang, according to the probable cause statement.

Roy was in jail on an unrelated felony arrest warrant when she and Dawkins allegedly concocted a plan to leave the drugs for him.


Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at