A 26-year-old Olympia woman pleaded not guilty to drug dealing charges Tuesday morning in Thurston County Superior Court.
Melissa L. Ewing was arrested Sept. 24 after Olympia police allegedly found methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia in her downtown Olympia apartment, according to court documents. Officers also arrested her roommate, 21-year-old Jesse Morris after they allegedly found a shotgun in his bedroom.
Morris had previously convicted a felony and wasn’t allowed to possess firearms, according to court documents. Morris pleaded not guilty to firearm possession charges in court Tuesday.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the apartment after they allegedly witnessed Ewing selling methamphetamines from a car parked at gas station, located on the corner of Union Avenue and Plum Street, according to documents. Since the drugs were allegedly sold within 1,000 feet of the city’s Drug Free Zone, Ewing could be eligible for an enhanced sentence.
Ewing is being held at the Thurston County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Morris was released on $20,000 bail.