Crooked River man arrested in meth bust
- Troy Foster
- Madras Pioneer - News
>He is suspected to have been working with a Redmond couple that was arrested twice in as many daysNews Editor
A Crooked River Ranch man accused of running a meth lab from his home has been arrested along with a Redmond couple he is suspected to have worked with.
James Allan Carney, 26, of 5615 S.W. Otter Ct., faces charges related to the manufacture, possession and delivery of methamphetamines -- a schedule II controlled substance. Manufacture and delivery are class B felonies; possession is a class C felony.
Carney was arrested Dec. 5 after members of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team executed a search warrant at his home. CODE officers with assistance from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department also conducted a search at 2019 N.W. Poplar Pl., Redmond, and arrested Bradley Alan Moschetti, 41, and Kelli Marie Huntington, 33, on similar charges.
The three are suspected to have worked together closely, CODE detective Robert Short said.
Moschetti and Huntington, former Madras residents, had been arrested two days earlier, on Dec. 3, when the CODE team seized an active methamphetamine lab from their Redmond residence. They posted bail that same day, but were back in jail on Dec. 5.
"Basically, we continued our investigation, which led us to the Crooked River Ranch address," Short said. "We believe they were also using the property at Crooked River Ranch to produce methamphetamine."
Moschetti and Huntington were seen purchasing the necessary equipment and chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine, Short said. About two ounces of the substance was obtained at their Redmond home.
At Carney's residence, detectives located a small amount of finished methamphetamine with chemicals and equipment used for the manufacture of it -- such as a very large anhydrous ammonia tank and empty packages of over-the-counter medication containing pseudoephedrine, police said.
The CODE team works with businesses to educate their employees on the types of materials that can be used to create meth labs.
"In several cases in the past we've had help from retailers," Short said. "We received some tips from them in this case."
Moschetti and Huntington each face charges of manufacture, possession and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance from both their Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 arrests. During their latter arrest, they were both charged with frequenting a place where controlled substances are sold. They also face first-degree theft and two counts unauthorized use of a vehicle charges from the Dec. 3 arrest.
Moschetti and Huntington have posted bail on their second arrest while Carney was given a conditional release.