Police arrest Port Angeles man who evaded them week prior, seize meth and heroin

Police arrest Port Angeles man who evaded them week prior, seize meth and heroin
(Port Angeles Police Department)

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A 33-year-old Port Angeles man was arrested Monday and was booked into jail for an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant, possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school zone and a felony charge of eluding a police vehicle.

On Sept. 6, officers with the Port Angeles Police Department said they learned of Clayton A. Folsom’s location and moved to arrest him on the DOC warrant. When police tried to pull him over, they said he fled and drove up to 80 miles per hour through local neighborhoods.

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“Officers determined that the risk to the public was too great to continue the pursuit at that time and discontinued pursuing the suspect,” police said in a news release.

A witness identified the driver as Folsom and police issued an additional warrant for his arrest.

Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, police said they found Folsom sitting in a car with its driver side door open. Police said he went into a nearby apartment before ultimately surrendering.

When searching Folsom’s car, police said they found about 141.9 grams (approximate street value $5600) of suspected methamphetamine, multiple bags of smaller amounts totaling approximately 20.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine (approximate street value $800) and 5.8 grams of suspected heroin (approximate street value $580).

Anyone with information about Folsom is asked to call (360) 565-7350.

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