On the morning of Monday, Sept. 23, Detectives with the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET) served a search warrant at a residence in the 1600 block of East Division Street, Forks. Detectives developed probable cause for the issuance of the warrant following a yearlong investigation into the sales of controlled substances at the residence.
Over the course of the investigation, Detectives utilized confidential informants to purchase Methamphetamine and Heroin from one of the home’s residents, 29-year-old Diamond Mueller.
At the time of the service of the search warrant, Mueller was in the Clallam County Jail as a result of his arrest on Sept. 20 by the Forks Police Department, on an unrelated felony bench warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm.
OPNET Detectives were granted the warrant to search the residence Mueller was known to stay in as well as the motorhome on the property where Mueller sold the illegal narcotics to the OPNET informant.
Inside the motorhome Detectives located two loaded firearms, .22 rifle and 12 gauge shotgun. Mueller is prohibited from possessing firearms due to felony conviction as a juvenile. Both firearms were found to have been crudely modified. Both had been modified to be less than 26 inches in length and both had barrels shorter than allowed by law. A third firearm (a .22 caliber rifle) was located in a bedroom of the house.
Mueller has been arrested on the new charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a short-barreled rifle and unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun.
The cases have been referred to the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office for charging decisions 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,
Washington State Patrol, United States Border Patrol, and Homeland Security Investigations. 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.