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Lapine couple arrested for distributing fentanyl (Photo) - 06/20/24

Current date: June 20th, 2024

Date of incident: June 19th, 2024

Case #: 2024-0033894

Incident: Lapine couple arrested for distributing fentanyl 

Arrested

Armando Nieves-Cintora, 37-year-old Lapine resident

Jessica Grace Lee, 30-year-old Lapine resident

Charges: Unlawful possession of schedule II-controlled substance and Unlawful delivery/manufacturing of schedule II-controlled substance, and Unlawful possession of a short barreled rifle.

On June 19th, 2024, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, in collaboration with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Redmond Police Department, concluded a long-term drug investigation with the arrest of Armando Nieves-Cintora and Jessica Grace Lee.

On June 19th, 2024, Deschutes County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Burgess Rd./ Arctic Dr. in Lapine.  The vehicle was being driven by Armando Nieves-Cintora, Jessica Grace Lee was a passenger in the vehicle.  The vehicle was a 2013 white Subaru BRZ.  Redmond Police, and K9 Sadie, assisted on the traffic stop, Sadie was deployed and alerted to the odor presence of drugs in the vehicle. 

CODE Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, CODE Detectives located a baggie of fentanyl pills in a hidden compartment, no additional information will be released on the compartment.  Nieves-Cintora had additional packaging material in his wallet.

CODE Agents then applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence where Armando Nieves-Cintora and Jessica Grace Lee are currently residing. At approximately 1220 PM, members of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and CODE Team served a search warrant in the 52000 block of River Birch in Lapine. CODE Detectives located fentanyl pills, packaging material, a scale, cash, a rifle, and sawed-off shotgun during the search warrant service.

Armando Nieves-Cintora and Jessica Grace Lee were both transported and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail.  Additional charges may be filed in this case as the investigation is ongoing.

Jessica Grace Lee was arrested on August 9th, 2023, by the CODE team, for possession of a large quantity of fentanyl, that case is still pending. 

CODE Detectives were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Redmond Police Department during this investigation.

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies:  Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department,  Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

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Two people arrested for trafficking fentanyl in Central Oregon (Photo) - 06/18/24

Current date: June 18th, 2024

Date of incident: June 14th, 2024

Case #: 2024-0016781

Arrested

Tamar Dibben, 24-year-old Redmond resident

Abigail Bates, 24-year-old Redmond resident

Charges: Unlawful possession of schedule II-controlled substance and Unlawful delivery of schedule II-controlled substance

On June 14th, 2024, at approximately 8:20 PM, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, in collaboration with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Redmond Police Department, concluded a short-term drug investigation with the arrest of Tamar Dibben and Abigail Bates, both age 24, of Redmond.

On June 14th, 2024, Drug agents conducted a surveillance operation which led to a traffic stop on Hwy. 20 near Black Butte Ranch.  Deschutes County Deputies conducted the stop at the direction of the CODE team, as reasonable suspicion was established that Dibben and Bates were involved in illegal drug activity. Redmond Police, and K9 Sadie, were present for the traffic stop, Sadie was deployed and alerted to the odor presence of drugs in the vehicle.

CODE Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the two occupants and the vehicle.  CODE Detectives executed the search warrant that same evening and located a large quantity of fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills, and cash. Detectives also located a smaller amount of methamphetamine and alprazolam.

Tamar Dibben and Abigail Bates were both transported and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail.  Additional charges may be filed in this case as the investigation is ongoing.

CODE Detectives were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Redmond Police Department during this investigation.

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies:  Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department,  Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.

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Bend Woman Arrested For Trafficking Fentanyl Into Deschutes County (Photo) - 06/12/24

Case #: 2024-0031402

Incident: Bend Woman Arrested For Trafficking Fentanyl Into Deschutes County

Arrested: Jade Batts, 34-year-old, Bend resident

Charges: Unlawful delivery of a schedule-II controlled substance and Unlawful possession of a schedule-II controlled substance – felony.

On June 7th, 2024, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, in collaboration with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, concluded a month-long drug investigation with the arrest of Jade Batts, age 34, of Bend.

A drug investigation revealed that Jade Batts was transporting drugs into Deschutes County, and she was trafficking fentanyl in the Bend area.

On June 7th, 2024, at approximately 2:00 AM, CODE Detectives were able to locate Jade Batts in her vehicle outside of Deschutes County.  Drug agents followed Batts as she drove into Deschutes County, specifically, into Peter Skene Ogden State Park. Deschutes County Sheriff Deputies conducted a traffic stop on her vehicle at that location. K9 “Bonnie” a drug detection K9 with the Bend Police Department, was deployed during the traffic stop and alerted to the odor presence of drugs in her vehicle, a blue 1999 Ford Explorer. 

CODE Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for Batts and her vehicle. CODE Detectives executed the search warrant at approximately 3:00 AM. During a search of her vehicle, Jade Batts was in possession of both fentanyl pills and fentanyl powder, packaging material, and a digital scale. 

Jade Batts was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail. At the jail, Batts was found to be in possession of additional fentanyl pills and some methamphetamine, additional charges may be filed in this case as the investigation is ongoing.

CODE Detectives were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office on the traffic stop and search warrant service.

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies:  Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department,  Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.

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Bend Man Arrested for Cocaine Trafficking in Deschutes County (Photo) - 06/12/24

Date: June 6th, 2024

Case #: 2024-0031355

Incident: Bend Man Arrested for Cocaine Trafficking in Deschutes County

Arrested: Kyle Benhower, 36-year-old Bend resident

Charges: Unlawful delivery of cocaine, Unlawful possession of cocaine - felony, and Unlawful manufacturing of cocaine

On June 6th, 2024, at approximately 7:00 PM, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, in collaboration with the Bend Police Department, concluded a long-term drug investigation with the arrest of Kyle Benhower, age 36, of Bend.

During the investigation, Drug agents identified Kyle Benhower as a cocaine trafficker which was occurring in the Bend area.

On June 6th, 2024, at approximately 7:00 PM, Drug agents conducted a surveillance operation and observed what appeared to be a drug transaction in the area of NE Division/ Vail Ave. A subject walked up to Benhower’s vehicle, and they conducted what appeared to be a drug deal. The subject that met with Benhower left the area in a vehicle. CODE Detectives, with the assistance of the Bend Police Department, stopped the subject in a vehicle that met with Benhower, and CODE Detectives seized a quantity of cocaine. This traffic stop occurred in the area of S. Division/ Reed Market Rd. in Bend, the vehicle involved and stopped will not be identified.

Drug agents had probable cause to arrest Kyle Benhower for the delivery of cocaine. CODE Detectives set up on a local hotel in the general area of 3rd St./Greenwood Ave. in Bend conducting surveillance on Kyle Benhower. At about 8:30 PM, Benhower exited his motel room and members of the CODE team and Bend Police Department took him into custody without any issues.

CODE Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for Benhower’s hotel room and vehicle. CODE Detectives executed the search warrant at approximately 9:30 PM. During a search of both the hotel room and his vehicle, Benhower was found to be in possession of cocaine, ecstasy, Xanax, psilocybin mushrooms, a handgun, scales, packaging material, and cash.  All the items secured were consistent with possessing, manufacturing, and distributing illegal narcotics.

Kyle Benhower was transported and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail.  Additional charges may be filed in this case as the investigation is ongoing.

CODE Detectives were assisted by the Bend Police Department on the traffic stop and search warrant service.

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies:  Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department,  Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.

 

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