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Redmond man arrested in drug agents’ traffic stop on Hwy. 97 south of Madras

Drug agents seized heroin, methamphetamine in Hwy. 97 traffic stop south of Madras
Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team
Drug agents seized heroin, methamphetamine in Hwy. 97 traffic stop south of Madras

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) – Central Oregon drug agents made a traffic stop on Highway 97 south of Madras, arrested a 65-year-old Redmond man and seized methamphetamine, heroin and other evidence, officials said Thursday.

Around 11:20 last Thursday morning, Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team detectives, assisted by Madras police, contacted and arrested the man as he drove a gray Volvo, accompanied by a woman and infant, Lt. Ken Mannix said.

The man’s arrest followed a short investigation by the CODE team into his alleged trafficking of meth and heroin throughout Central Oregon, Mannix said.

A search of the car led to seizure of about ¼ pound of meth, about two ounces of heroin, scales, packaging material and other evidence of drug sales, manufacturing and distribution.

The man was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on drug charges, as well as two counts of first-degree child neglect.

Warm Springs Police Detective Barry Wilson and his narcotics K-9 partner Keira assisted in the investigation. The state Department of Human Services-Child Welfare was contacted to assist as well, Mannix said.

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  1. Where does law enforcement think that the drug users carrying the decriminalized amounts of drugs get them? Why would you outlaw drug sales and legalize drug use?

    1. the state didn’t legalize drugs or drug use, they decriminalized small possession amounts. i dont think you can blame law enforcement for the law since they all fought it tooth and nail just like they rallied against legal weed. just because the state decided not to punish people just for being addicts doesn’t mean the cops shouldn’t go after the people supplying the addicts. the dealers are profiting off of destroying peoples lives, they should be sought out, hunted down, and locked up

    2. Law enforcement knows but they have to deal with the law as it is handed to them. I doubt many officers were on board with legalizing more drugs.

  2. I think all of these drugs were for personal use. At 65, he has a high tolerance. No mention of firearm or money. The packaging material and other evidence of distribution may be for “sharing” with his friends

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