Court report

Court report

The following are criminal cases heard Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court:


A 37-year-old Friday Harbor man was sentenced to three years, two months in prison after pleading guilty to several charges.

Jeffery Irving McGriff pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a controlled substance, and two counts of second-degree burglary.

The charges stemmed from a September 2018 incident in which an Anacortes police officer and a narcotics dog found drugs in a vehicle driven by McGriff.

Found were 60 grams of methamphetamine, pills, drug paraphernalia and a handgun that was determined to have been stolen, court records show.

McGriff also admitted to entering two buildings in Burlington with the intent to commit a crime, court records show.


A 29-year-old Everett man is being held on $75,000 bail after he was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Alecxis Cortez was arrested Tuesday after a Skagit County Interlocal Drug Enforcement Unit investigation resulted in the discovery of more more than $3,000 in cash, 22 grams of heroin and 25 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Cortez, a convicted felon, also had a loaded firearm in his vehicle.

He is set to be arraigned next week.

— Reporter Kera Wanielista: 360-416-2141,, Twitter: @Kera_SVH,

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