Oak Harbor man charged in drug sales

A 31-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of selling drugs in the parking lot of a donut shop in April, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Michael Golding in Island County Superior Court Sept. 25 with possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

An off-deputy reserve deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office reported seeing a man near the Donut Master exchange plastic bags of “what looked like white powder” for money with people in three different cars, according to a report by Oak Harbor Police Officer Robert Mirabal.

The witness said the man was with a woman and a baby.

The officer found Golding, who matched the description provided by the reserve deputy, at the donut shop.

Mirabal took Golding into custody on a warrant. At the jail, Golding told an officer that he had shot heroin earlier in the day, the police report states.

The report states that the officers filed for a search warrant on Golding’s backpack, which he refused to let them search. A report from the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab indicates that a plastic bag containing 3.47 grams of heroin was found.

If convicted of the charges against him, Golding could face from 12 to 20 months in prison under the standard sentencing range.


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