The son of state Sen. Pam Roach, R-Sumner, has been charged with selling OxyContin to a police informant last fall, Pierce County prosecutors said today.
TACOMA — The son of state Sen. Pam Roach, R-Sumner, has been charged with selling OxyContin to a police informant last fall, Pierce County prosecutors said today.
Stephen Andrew Roach, 24, was charged Friday in Pierce County Superior Court with three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver it. He is to be arraigned Feb. 24.
Deputy Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Sen. Roach was not at the home when her son was arrested in September.
“There’s absolutely no evidence to suggest that she was there or had any knowledge of what was going on,” he said.
A message left with Sen. Roach’s office was not immediately returned today.
OxyContin typically is abused by crushing the pills and then snorting the powder or mixing it with water so it can be injected to get a heroin-like high.
Stephen Roach sold an informant the narcotic pain relievers on three occasions between August and September, including once at the Sumner house where an informant videotaped him snorting some of the drugs, Lindquist said.
He was arrested with his girlfriend, Kimberly Repp, and another man, Jason Primeau, who both face various drug-related charges.
Lindquist said that if convicted of all charges, Roach faces up to just over eight years in prison, plus an additional three years because of a firearm enhancement charge. When Roach was arrested, officers found Oxycontin pills, more than $3,500, marijuana and three guns.
Stephen Roach is also the brother of state Rep. Dan Roach, R-Bonney Lake.