New Border Patrol station to house OPNET offices-

“The facility also has new offices for the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The team — also called OPNET — will move from the county juvenile facility to the new station within about two weeks at no rental cost to Clallam County, said Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict, who attended the ceremony.

The current OPNET facility, which needs to be renovated, will be used by the county for storage, he said.”

 

The people tasked with cleaning up heroin in the county- now housed with those who keep heroin out of the US in the first place.

 

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula- any connection to the US/Canada border?

 

“Clallam County leads the state in per capita deaths for opiate drug overdoses, which includes prescription opiates and heroin…”

 

Prescription Opiates and Heroin – Clallam County

 

“The heroin coming to Kitsap County comes from opium poppy plants grown in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, according to Dave Rodriguez, head of the northwest’s consortium of drug task forces.”

 

Cheap, easy-to-get heroin leads to spike in Oregon overdose deaths

 

“Clearly, now heroin is not just a big city drug,” said Caleb Bante-Green, a drug research scientist. “it really is available everywhere.”

 

Domestic heroin busts are reported as some sort of law & order success-

Each one is evidence that- 11 years after 911- the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable to prevent criminal traffic from entering the US.

 

Keeping heroin from crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca-

 

We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists. The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50.

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

 

The US Border Patrol has had success in capturing Central American immigrants in Forks- 1500 miles north of where they likely crossed into the US.

These arrests often involve mysterious traffic stops conducted by federal agents (see Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol timeline- bottom of page).

Don’t look for local reporters to ask why the vehicle was stopped.

 

If local arrests are not connected in any way to the US/Canada border- maybe every Port Angeles sized town- all across America- should have its own 50 agent US Border Patrol station?

 

The US Border Patrol at Port Angeles has stopped 2 people from illegally crossing into the US. That incident took place more than 2 years ago:

May 31st, 2010-

Two amphibious Canadian marijuana smugglers are captured on a remote Olympic Peninsula beach by the US Border Patrol.

 

Related: Secret arrest statistics are un-American

Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol timeline here

 

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

 

 

Photo- Summer sunset at Fort Flagler