Swinomish, WA– The Swinomish Police Department has taken two subject into custody and booked them into the Skagit County Community Justice Center on an “Investigative Hold” for Controlled Substance Homicide.
In Washington State, a person can be charged with homicide if you give someone else a particular drug-legal or illegal-and they die as a result of using that drug. The crime is called “Controlled Substance Homicide.”
On May 11th, 2018 at 4:23 p.m. the Swinomish Police Department posted on their Official Facebook Page “We have received unconfirmed reports of multiple fatal overdoses throughout Skagit County today due to a load of counterfeit pills in the area. If you have any information please contact us!”
According to online Skagit County Jail Roster Information, Swinomish Police Officers took two subjects into custody in the 100 block of E. Sharon Avenue around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12th, 2018.
Milagros Encarnacion and Michelle E. Martinez are being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center on an INVESTIGATIVE HOLD for one count each of Violation of the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA), Counterfeit Substance Schedule I/II/III and Controlled Substance Homicide.
Additional Information on Controlled Substance Homicide and the Revised Code of Washington (R.C.W.) can be found on the KarimiLaw Website in an article titled “Controlled Substance Homicide Explained”. Click here to read the article.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Please note: All subjects are Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.