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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
If the lease says no illegal drugs, she can be served with a 3 day notice to quit the drugs or vacate the premises. Then she has three days to clean up her act - and if she does it again within 60 days, you can have her evicted under the original notice. RCW 59.18. Unfortunately, that means how fast you can have her out is going to depend on her.
If the lease isn't for a set term, then you can serve a written notice to vacate on 30 days notice at any time. The benefit to that is, there's no defense. She would have to leave, even if she stopped doing drugs.
The eviction process itself can take a few weeks between when you file the Complaint and eventually get a writ of execution.
Your daughter and the other girl can file a police report if the third roommate threatens them and they think she's got the immediate intent and ability to carry out the threat. They can also actually call police if she's using illegal drugs or storing them in the house.
You can, but if she gets rid of the drugs, then the notice expires and she can't be evicted.
You said that she's doing drugs OUTSIDE the house and coming home high though, right?
Or is she actually bringing drugs into the house?
I'm sorry. I misunderstood.
If you've seen drugs in the house, or your daughter/the other roommate can testify that she has, then you can do the three day notice to leave. On the fourth day, you can file for eviction. You'll have to prove the drugs were there, but she can't stay even if she gets rid of them. It would help if your daughter or the other roommate could also take pictures.