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Posted on: May 23, 2022

03/31/22 Sequim Apartment Searched – Drugs/Firearm Seized

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On March 28, 2022, Adam Leonard and Miranda Niehaus were booked into the Clallam County Jail on warrants. Leonard faces an additional charge of Possession of Controlled Substances with Intent to Deliver, while Niehaus remains under investigation for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

The case began on March 28, 2022, when the Department of Corrections (DOC) requested assistance from OPNET Detectives with arresting 31-year-old Adam Leonard at his apartment in the 300 block of S 5th Avenue, Sequim. An active warrant for Leonard’s arrest had been issued out of Clallam County Superior Court, and DOC received information that Leonard was involved in the sales of illicit controlled substances.

At approximately 0900 hours, OPNET and Sequim Police Officers accompanied DOC to the apartment. Officers made contact at the door of the apartment and contacted multiple occupants. DOC searched the apartment and located Leonard hiding inside of a box spring. Niehaus was also located inside the apartment and was immediately recognized by DOC Officers as having an active DOC warrant. Niehaus was arrested on that warrant, as well as a felony Clallam County Superior Court warrant.

Officers observed evidence of controlled substance sales in the apartment, and OPNET obtained a search warrant to search further. That search yielded approximately 30.3 grams of suspected fentanyl, 22.5 grams of suspected heroin, smaller quantities of various controlled substances, digital scales, packaging materials, and a 9 mm pistol.

The origin of the firearm, which was found in a purse belonging to Niehaus, remains under investigation by OPNET Detectives. Niehaus is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous felony convictions.

The Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET) is a multi-agency team dedicated to the enforcement of narcotics laws in Clallam County and Jefferson County. Agencies dedicating investigators to the team include the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles Police Department, Sequim Police Department, United States Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and Port Townsend Police Department. OPNET’s primary focus is removing drug dealers from our community by identifying, locating, apprehending, and prosecuting offenders who deliver illegal narcotics such as heroin and methamphetamine.

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