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Posted on: May 23, 2022

03/24/22 NEWS RELEASE: Multiple Arrests in Scheme to Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

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OPNET and the Department of Corrections (DOC) have concluded a joint investigation into a scheme by a group of individuals to introduce illicit drugs into the Olympic Corrections Center, a minimum-security prison in Forks, WA. Three of the four individuals were booked into the Jefferson County Jail, while charges were forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office for the fourth individual, who is currently incarcerated in the Clallam Bay Corrections Center on unrelated charges.

The case began in December of 2021, when multiple inmates within the facility exhibited signs of being under the influence of drugs. Investigators with the DOC Investigations and Intelligence Unit (I&I) immediately began investigate and contacted OPNET for assistance. The investigation identified 24-year-old Luis N. Reyes of University Place, as the inmate arranging the introduction from within the facility. The investigation revealed that Reyes had arranged for his sister, 39-year-old Patricia Lemus-Camacho of Seatac, to drive to the facility and throw a package of controlled substances over the fence on two occasions.

OPNET and DOC I&I developed a plan to intercept the next delivery. On the morning of December 16, 2021, DOC staff observed Lemus-Camacho’s vehicle stuck in the ditch about a half of a mile from the facility. DOC staff and a Jefferson County Deputy contacted a female at that vehicle. The female, identified as 30-year-old Dongelique R. Spillers of Bellevue, stated that she had dropped off a male in the area of the prison. The investigation revealed that the two had driven to the facility and when the male got out of the vehicle, Spillers was supposed to turn the vehicle around and pick him up. While turning the vehicle around, it became stuck in the ditch. The male was located by DOC staff in the woods outside of the prison and identified as 28-year-old Fernando Andres Reyes-Maravilla, who is another brother of Lemus-Camacho.

Meanwhile, DOC I&I recovered a package within the facility containing 37 Suboxone strips, approximately ¼ ounce of suspected heroin, approximately ½ an ounce of suspected methamphetamine, and tobacco. The total street value of the package was approximately $1600.

Reyes-Maravilla and Spillers were both booked into Jefferson County Jail for charges of Delivery of Controlled Substances (heroin, meth, and Suboxone) and Introducing Contraband in the 2nd Degree.

Further investigation revealed probable cause for Lemus-Camacho for the crimes of Delivery of Controlled Substances (heroin, meth, and Suboxone) and Introducing Contraband 2nd Degree. An arrest warrant was issued for Lemus-Camacho. OPNET notified King County law enforcement of the arrest warrant.

On March 11, 2021, King County Deputies located Lemus-Camacho at her Seatac residence. Despite Lemus-Camacho’s efforts to resist, deputies took her into custody. Lemus-Camacho was booked into the Jefferson County Jail.

Charges for Luis Reyes, who remains in prison, have been forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office for the crimes of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (heroin, meth, and Suboxone) and Introducing Contraband in the 2nd Degree.

OPNET’s cooperative relationship with the Department of Corrections continues to be a valuable asset in keeping offenders accountable for their conduct and ensuring the safety of incarcerated individuals, as well as staff.

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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