REDMOND, Ore. – Capping a year-long investigation of Redmond methamphetamine trafficking, police raided six homes in Redmond and Madras and made a traffic stop in Redmond over eight days, leading to 13 arrests, including a 17-year-old juvenile, and the placement of six children in state custody, officers said Friday.
Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team detectives coordinated the execution of four search warrants around 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, assisted by Redmond and Oregon State Police, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Tactics (SOT) Team, Bend and Warm Springs police and the Central Oregon Emergency Response (CERT) team, said Oregon State Police Sgt. Dan Conner.
At 2956 SW Pumice Avenue, detectives found over a half-pound of meth, scales, packaging material, paraphernalia and three guns, Conner said.
Kevin Moreno, 20, of Redmond, was arrested at the home, as was a 17-year-old juvenile who was taken into protective custody.
The seized evidence was found in areas that could be accessed by two minor children, ages 9 and 11, and the state Department of Human Services was contacted and took the children into protective custody. Moreno also was charged with first-degree child neglect.
At 2530 SW 29th Street, detectives found a user amount of meth and paraphernalia and arrested Oscar Adame, 49, of Redmond, on a meth possession charge.
At 2534 SW 29th Street, detectives found a small amount of meth on a resident, Ulyses Santillan, 31, of Redmond, as well as drug paraphernalia, Conner said. They also found body armor at another raided home that belonged to Santillan.
The seized drug evidence was found in areas that could be accessed by a 1 ½-year-old living at the home, so the DHS took the child into protective custody. Santillan was arrested on charges of meth possession and felon in possession of body armor.
At 2536 SW 29th Street, detectives said they found over a quarter-pound of meth located throughout the residence, as well as scales, packaging material, paraphernalia, body armor and a firearm, Conner said. DHS was called in when the drug evidence was found in areas that could be accessed by an 11-year-old living at the home.
Four people were contacted at the home and arrested. A transient, Vera B. Hughes, 25, was charged with meth possession. Hilda Santos, 45, of Redmond, faces meth possession and delivery charges and first-degree child neglect.
Agustin Ayala Sixtos, 46, of Redmond, faces those charges as well as possession of a forged instrument and arrest on an outstanding warrant. Freddy Ayala, 24, of Redmond, was arrested on a probation violation detainer.
On Friday, Feb. 13, CODE Team detectives, assisted by Redmond police, acted on information from their investigation and stopped a vehicle driven by Victoria Santellano Rodriguez, 48, and occupied by Gustavo Bass, 31, both of Madras, near the intersection of Southwest 27th Street and Obsidian Lane in Redmond.
As a result of the traffic stop, the CODE Team seized about a quarter-pound of meth and both suspects were taken into custody on meth possession and delivery charges. Also, using the information obtained, CODE detectives raided the pair’s home at 23 NW Depot Road, Space 11 in Madras, seizing a small amount of suspected meth and some cash.
The last raid took place Thursday of this week, at 2727 Southwest Umatilla Court in Redmond, where the CODE Team, assisted by Redmond PD, seized a small amount of meth, packaging material and paraphernalia.
The drug evidence was found in areas that could be accessed by two children, ages 6 and 8, living in the home, so again DHS was called and took the children into protective custody, Conner said.
Micha L. Warren and Samuel Warren, both 28 and of Redmond, and Jose Alberto Garcia Bolanos, 33, also of Redmond, were contacted at the home at the time of the raid and arrested.
Warren is charged with meth possession and frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept or sold. Roman also was arrested on a frequenting charge, while Garcia Bolano is charged with meth possession, delivery of meth within 1,000 feet of a school and first-degree child neglect.