Warrant Sweep Nets Arrests, Drugs, and Firearms:
On June 9-10, 2022, Officers and Detectives with the Department of Corrections (DOC), Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET), and the Elwha Tribal Police Department participated in an effort to locate and arrest multiple offenders with outstanding warrants. During the operation, 15 active DOC warrants were served, and some new investigations were opened.
At a residence in the 1100 block of E Craig Avenue, Port Angeles, law enforcement arrested 30-year-old Brandon S. Jones. A DOC search of the residence located suspected methamphetamine, a scale, a bag of suspected fentanyl pills, and a variety of ammunition in various calibers. OPNET obtained a search warrant for the residence, which yielded approximately .55 grams of suspected heroin, a total of approximately 6.35 grams of suspected methamphetamine, packaging materials, various items of drug paraphernalia, a wad of cash in small denominations, and a .22 caliber rifle. Jones is a convicted felon due to a 2020 conviction for Assault 2. Jones was booked into the Clallam County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree.
At an Ash Street residence in Forks, 31-year-old Diamond D. Mueller was arrested for a DOC warrant, despite his attempt to flee. A DOC search of the residence located suspected fentanyl pills, scales, approximately 5.4 grams of suspected meth, approximately 12.3 grams of suspected powder fentanyl, and packaging materials. The investigation was turned over to the Forks Police Department and Mueller was booked into the Forks Jail.
The operation was a joint effort to clear outstanding warrants and to check the compliance of persons under the supervision of DOC.
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.