Crime

Judge sets bail for Olympia man and woman accused of possessing large amount of heroin

A Thurston County Superior Court judge has set bail for the two Olympia residents accused of possessing a large amount of heroin.

Judge Anne Hirsch set bail at $7,500 for Wendy M. Michael and $10,000 for Ronald S. Quismundo.

The Olympia Police Department reported finding more than 80 syringes loaded with heroin, plus another ounce of the drug at the suspects’ home near the intersection of State Avenue and Bethel Street. Lt. Paul Lower said the Police Department hasn’t seen that much heroin in one place in a long time.

Michael, 38, appeared in court Monday afternoon, and Quismundo appeared Tuesday. Both suspects were in custody Tuesday at the Thurston County Jail.

Deputy prosecuting attorney Joseph Jackson said the state filed charges against both defendants on Tuesday. Quismundo and Michael both face two charges: unlawful possession of a controlled substance and use of a building for drug purposes.

Hirsch said she set higher bail for Quismundo than for Michael because he has a more extensive criminal history. Quismundo is also facing drug charges in Pierce County.

The suspects also had outstanding state Department of Corrections warrants.

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