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Lost Fugitive Ends up at the Peace Arch Port of Entry with Drugs

Release Date: 
June 29, 2015

BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry took into custody a woman on June 22 who was wanted by Snohomish County and the Department of Corrections for alleged larceny, theft one and escape community custody for dangerous drugs. CBP seized .053 ounces of methamphetamine located in the vehicle. The woman was traveling with three other individuals and did not intend to cross into Canada.

CBP officers arrested Abby Wagner, 38, when a name check revealed she was the subject of a National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) felony warrant. She was attempting to go to a local casino when she missed her turn and arrived at the Peace Arch Port of Entry. The subject had a previous criminal history to include felony controlled substance-possession no prescription (2 counts), felony theft-one    (2 counts) and felony theft-two (2 counts), as well as a misdemeanor for stolen property.

“Protecting communities throughout the United States is a critical component in our border security effort,” said Acting Area Port Director Kenneth Williams. “We are proud of our officers’ continuing vigilance and their commitment to keeping communities safer throughout the United States.”

After the outstanding warrant for arrest was verified with Snohomish County, Wagner was transported to the Whatcom County Jail by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department to await extradition back to Snohomish County.

NCIC is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. CBP Officers on the U.S./Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny and military desertion, based on information from NCIC.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017