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Man who ran crime ring out of Bremerton home sentenced

March 2, 2019

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of running a crime ring out of his home near Bremerton has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Kitsap Sun reports 51-year-old Jesse Woods pleaded guilty and was sentenced last week for 25 counts including leading organized crime and identity theft.

Court documents say Woods directed a cabal of mail thieves and drug addicts, with one associate calling him a “puppeteer.” Investigators also found evidence of counterfeiting currency.

One person called the residence a “trap house,” slang for a drug house, and said people brought stolen goods and mail in exchange for money, drugs, a place to use drugs or a place to sleep.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/