Orcas man charged with meth and heroin possession

George King Pendleton III of Eastsound has been charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

According to the deputy’s report, Pendleton, 30, was stopped on Pea Patch Lane at 2 p.m. regarding two outstanding warrants for his arrest on Nov. 28, 2017. One warrant was for a failure to appear at a Skagit County Court hearing and another was from the Washington State Department of Corrections.

The deputy handcuffed the suspect, read him his Miranda rights and conducted a search of his backpack and clothing. The deputy located a used syringe in his front pants pocket and several syringes in the backpack. One of them contained a brown liquid that was later confirmed to be illegal narcotics by the crime lab. When the deputy asked Pendleton about the substance, he allegedly said, “I’m going to get 460 days for this.”

His previous record includes three counts of violating a no-contact order, four counts of drug possession and two counts of criminal trespass in the second degree.

Pendleton’s arraignment is scheduled for Friday, July 13 at 9 am.