The Court of Appeals Division II on Tuesday affirmed the conviction of Dennis Jason Wayne Fisher of Forks for possession of Heroin. According to the Court opinion, Forks Police Officer Julie Goode responded to a call about a disturbance at a Forks residence on the evening of October 13, 2015.
The reporting party indicated that Fisher, 40, had kicked in a bedroom door and was leaving in a black vehicle. Goode located the vehicle, detained Fisher and during a patdown for weapons discovered a ‘dime bag’ containing a black tarry-like substance, which she believed to be heroin. Goode then located over $7,000 in $50 and $100 bills in Fisher’s right pocket.
A Clallam jury found Fisher guilty in March 2016. Clallam County Superior Court Judge Coughenour sentenced Fisher to 1-month jail and $1,300 in costs, but no supervision, court records state.
Fisher argued on appeal that his trial attorney was ineffective for failing to try to suppress the heroin or the cash as an illegal search and seizure. The Court held that the court records were insufficient to consider his claim.