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Couple charged with drug offenses

Belfair Herald of Belfair, Washington

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A man and woman involved in a traffic stop now face felony drug charges in Mason County Superior Court.

Curtis Edwin Queen, 42, of 1890 Tahuya-Blacksmith Road, Tahuya, pled not guilty on July 27 to possession of methamphetamine and use of drug paraphernalia.

Pamela Kay Richholt, 50, of 1000 Dibb Street, Bremerton, entered not-guilty pleas to charges of possession of methamphetamine, use of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana.

They were arrested June 25 by a Washington State Patrol trooper doing traffic speed enforcement on State Route 300. Queen was stopped for exceeding the speed limit and the trooper determined his license was suspended.

When Queen was searched, a brown pouch was reportedly found in his back pants pocket. It contained two needles and 10 baggies with a white residue that field-tested positive for meth. An additional bag of suspected meth weighing .74 grams was found in his right front pants pocket.

As Queen was being taken into custody Rich-holt drove by and stopped in the vehicle she was driving. Queen told the trooper she was his girlfriend. As the trooper approached the car he saw a small baggie containing suspected meth in plain view inside the vehicle. A glass smoking device was found in her purse and a baggie containing 1.63 grams of green vegetable material, identified as marijuana, was found in the glove box.

Queen and Richholt are scheduled for trials during the jury term beginning October 13.

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Original Publication Date: August 6, 2009

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