arrest warrant for Brittani C. Dorman, 21, after she failed to appear for arraignment on charges of possessing heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of drugs. She failed to appear July 21 and again July 28. Small issued the warrant after the second no-show.
On July 3, Chelan County sheriff's deputies pulled over the Ford Taurus that Dorman was driving and inside the car reported finding 93.6 grams of heroin, valued at roughly $7,000, and 54 grams of cocaine worth about $2,100. Also in the car were several used syringes, according to Chelan County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Mathews. The traffic stop happened on Highway 2 near Cashmere. An employee at BJ's gas station and convenience store in Dryden had called police saying a man and a woman who drove away in the car had been in a bathroom at the store and left behind a syringe. Two deputies who happened to be in Dryden at the time followed the Taurus, reporting that it traveled 10 mph to 15 mph under the 60-mph limit and repeatedly crossed the centerline. The 93.6 grams, or 3.3 ounces, of heroin is the largest known single seizure of the drug in Chelan County history.
Also arrested and charged were Spokane residents 21-year-old Joshua G. Swanson and 47-year-old Patrick E. Dolan, both passengers in the car. The two men are being held in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on $25,000 and $150,000 bail, respectively. They both pleaded not guilty July 21 to charges of possessing heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.The group was returning to Spokane after buying the heroin in Seattle, according to a female passenger in the car who was not arrested.
Dorman posted $25,000 bail July 11 and was granted a conditional release by Small. He ordered her to reside at the Spokane address she provided the court. A call placed Monday to the residence, using the phone number Dorman provided, was answered by a man who said Dorman no longer lived there.Dorman's lawyer, John Beuhler of Wenatchee, entered a not-guilty plea on his client's behalf through court papers dated July 15.Meanwhile, the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office charged Dorman with possession of heroin on July 21 in an incident that happened in early June, said Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor John Grasso on Monday. A police report filed in Spokane County Superior Court said a security guard at a drugstore who suspected Dorman of shoplifting found a syringe in her purse containing a substance that a police field test indicated was heroin.Dorman is scheduled to appear in court in Spokane on Wednesday.