Port Townsend man pleads guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to deliver

Sentencing hearing scheduled for Feb. 7

PORT TOWNSEND — A Port Townsend man has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and has been ordered to undergo a screening to determine his eligibility for a drug offender sentencing alternative.

Ian Kane Wilson, 30, accepted a plea agreement on Friday in Jefferson County Superior Court before Judge Keith Harper.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture or deliver, a Class B felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 7.

Wilson faces a standard sentencing range of 12 to 20 months in prison, but defense attorney Joseph Schodowski said he will request a residential drug treatment plan.

As part of the plea agreement, additional charges for possession of heroin and driving under the influence of drugs were dismissed.

Started as traffic stop

Wilson was stopped by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Przygocki about 1:43 a.m. on July 1, 2018, after he crossed the center line on Center Road near Egg and I Road and nearly collided with Przygocki, according to the police report.

“Prior to the stop and after turning around I noted a lot of lane travel with the driver crossing the center and fog line several times with slow speeds,” Przygocki said.

The deputy said Wilson appeared to be relaxed and had droopy eyelids, bloodshot eyes and constricted pupils that had little to no reaction when he shined light on them, according to the report.

A portable breath test produced zero results for alcohol, although Wilson said he had been taking Vicodin for knee pain, Przygocki said.

The deputy searched Wilson as he took him into custody and found drug paraphernalia that Wilson admitted he used to smoke cocaine, according to the police report.

Wilson consented to a search that was restricted to his backpack, and Przygocki reported he found 22.64 grams of cocaine, 50.20 grams of gunpowder heroin and 2.60 grams of black tar heroin in addition to a digital scale.

Wilson had $224 in cash and a bag with a large amount of suspected cocaine labeled “40 oz,” according to the police report.

Przygocki applied for a search warrant via email to obtain a sample of Wilson’s blood to test for drugs, and the warrant was granted by Superior Court Commissioner Stephen Gillard, according to court records.

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Jefferson County Managing Editor Brian McLean can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 6, or at bmclean@peninsuladailynews.com.

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