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University Place Man Charged With Possessing, Dealing Ecstasy

Authorites arrested James Michael Reha, 24, last week and reportedly found more than 900 ecstasy pills in his possession. The street value of the drugs is between $7,000 and $10,000.

Authorities have charged a 24-year-old University Place man with allegedly possessing and dealing ecstasy after police say they found more than 900 pills in his pockets.

Police arrested James M. Reha last week at his University Place home. He was booked into Pierce County Jail and charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. His next scheduled court appearance is later this month.

According to University Place Police Chief Mike Blair, the state Department of Corrections intercepted a converstation that prompted them to investigate whether Reha was actively dealing ecstasy.

Reha is already supervised by the state because of a prior conviction for dealing narcotics.

Deputies and DOC officers went to Reha's home to perform a compliance check. According to Blair, "$2500 in cash and over 900 ecstasy pills were discovered in his pockets. Reha made statements about how screwed he was and was booked for delivery of narcotics."

This isn't the first time Reha has been suspected of dealing narcotics. He has five prior felony convictions for delivery of narcotics, first-degree burglary and felony theft, Blair said.

During his arrest, authorities obtained a search warrant for more drugs at his home. Altogether, the street value of the drugs found at Reha's residence is between $7,000 and $10,000, Blair said.

Patch will have more on this story as it develops.

Christie Anderson November 21, 2012 at 08:38 PM
What happened to 3 strikes and you're out?
Brent Champaco November 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
You would think so, huh Chris? There are ways people get out of that, but yeah, I'm wondering whether Three Strikes was considered.
Carina simmons January 29, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Actually I'm james ex girlfriend and this is third time to prison.and he just got out last year and its back again man I can say I was hoping he would do good when I broke up with him right before he got out. Sad to see this but you will be in my prayers .

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