Three arrested on drug, gun charges

SEQUIM — Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested three people for investigation of weapons and drug charges.

According to the jail roster, Timothy Carsell Kethum, 45, was arrested Friday on investigation of a possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. He also had a bench warrant for failure to appear on drug possession charge.

Clinton Laverne King, 39, was arrested on investigation of explosives without a license, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

Also arrested was Staci E. Munro, 35, on investigation of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

No bond has been set for any of the three arrested Friday.

Sgt. John Hollis said a woman called the Sheriff’s Office on Friday, alleging there was a suspicious car on Barr Road at about 8:40 p.m.

Deputies found the vehicle on McDonald Creek Road. Hollis said it was a Jeep Cherokee pulling a Toyota van. A records check showed the van was stolen and the vehicle plates were also allegedly stolen, Hollis said.

Hollis said search warrants were executed for both vehicles. In the Jeep, deputies found two backpacks — one containing a loaded 9mm pistol. The second had a .22 caliber pistol, 8.7 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, drug packaging supplies and $102 in cash.

A deputy stopped both vehicles, detaining Ketchum in the van; he was alleged to have two grams of suspected methamphetamine on him.

Hollis said King was driving the Jeep and Munro was a passenger. King had the alleged improvised explosive device on him, commonly referred to as a quarter stick of dynamite. The device measured three inches long with a fuse in the center.

“It would definitely blow something up,” Hollis said. “It is a commercial explosive device like you could buy. Nobody made it in their garage, but it’s still dangerous.”

The State Patrol bomb squad was called and a bomb technician took possession of the device and disposed of it.

King was additionally found to be a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, said Hollis.

Their first court appearance is expected to be Monday in Clallam County Superior Court.

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