SJ man to stand trial for allegedly dealing cocaine

A San Juan Island man accused of selling cocaine on three separate occasions to a Sheriff’s Department informant in late autumn is slated to stand on a trio of drug-related felonies in mid-May.

On March 1, Trevor Kent Easterbrook, 26, pleaded not guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to three counts of delivery of a controlled substance — cocaine, a Class B felony. He was released under court orders and a $10,000 bond pending a May 20 trial date.

Arrested Feb. 15, Easterbrook was taken into custody at his Friday Harbor home at about 11 p.m. after a team of officers, armed with a search warrant, confronted the 26-year-old on the doorstep of his residence in Sunshine Alley. Four people were inside the home, in addition to Easterbrook, at the time authorities descended upon the scene. Officers reportedly seized nearly a half-dozen electronic scales and 46 grams of cocaine - one-tenth of a pound, with an estimated “street value” of roughly $4,000.

According to court documents, Easterbrook, who has reportedly been an island resident for about 10 years, became the target of an undercover narcotics investigation in early September. He allegedly sold several grams of cocaine to an informant recruited by the Sheriff’s Department in three separate instances, over a two-week period, beginning Sept. 19.

A Class B felony, delivery of a controlled substance carries maximum penalties of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both; however, the standard range of sentencing set by the state is 21-27 months in prison for a first offense.


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