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Sequim woman arrested for mailing drugs into prison

A Sequim woman was arrested on Wednesday for mailing drugs to a prison in Gig Harbor, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

Marie J. Haller, 33 years-old, was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance, specifically buprenorphine, and introducing contraband in the second-degree.

In November 2021, Department of Corrections (DOC) staff intercepted mail sent to two different inmates at the Women’s Correctional Center for Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor.

Staff suspected the mail contained Suboxone, a controlled substance.

Lab tests confirmed the substances from both pieces of mail contained buprenorphine, the opioid in Suboxone.

After interviewing inmates, Haller was identified as the sender.

She was arrested without incident in Port Angeles and is currently booked into the Clallam County jail.

According to the sheriff’s office, Haller was part of the “Operation Spring Cleaning” warrant roundup in May 2019.

During that roundup, a wanted man was in Haller’s apartment, who was already the subject of a controlled substance investigation.

The wanted man fled out the window and was quickly arrested.

Law enforcement found heroin, methamphetamine and scales in his backpack.

After executing a search warrant for Haller’s apartment, 474 grams of heroin, 83.79 grams of methamphetamine and $13,325 in cash was seized.

A second search warrant was executed on Haller’s car, where they found 43.4 grams of methamphetamine, 31 grams of heroin and a digital scale.