Pair plead guilty to selling cocaine to confidential informant

Staff writerApril 16, 2014 

A 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling cocaine to a confidential source during a Thurston County Narcotics Task Force investigation, court papers state.

During the task force's investigation, detectives served a search warrant at an Olympia residence in the 5300 block of 81st Avenue in January and seized $18,700 cash from a safe. Detectives also seized 15 marijuana plants found at the residence.

Both the 21-year-old suspect, Jordan Christiansen, and the 20-year-old suspect, Kiana Grewell, agreed to plea deals Wednesday that will allow them potentially reduced sentences in exchange for their guilty pleas, court papers state.

Christiansen and Grewell were arrested in January after they had previously sold cocaine to a confidential source at the Safeway parking lot on Olympia's west side, court papers state.

Detectives then served a search warrant at Christiansen's Olympia residence, seizing the cash, marijuana plants, and paraphernalia that tested positive for cocaine residue, court papers state.

Christiansen pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful delivery of cocaine, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, and unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Grewell pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine.

A third suspect who lived at the 81st Avenue residence with Christiansen is scheduled to plead guilty on April 30 in connection with the case, court papers state. Blaine Perius is scheduled to plead guilty to cocaine possession and manufacturing marijuana, court papers state.

 

 

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; jpawloski@theolympian.com

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