Hispanic juvenile taken into custody on cocaine charges
- Pamplin Media
- Central Oregonian - News
March 6, members of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team arrested a 15-year-old Hispanic boy after he delivered approximately one ounce of cocaine to undercover detectives posing as drug users.
The arrest occurred at about 9 p.m. at the Crook County Library, according to Sgt. Mitchell Meyer of the CODE Team.
"During a separate drug investigation that occurred earlier this same day, detectives from CODE developed information that a drug deal was scheduled to occur in Prineville," Meyer said. "Detectives from CODE intercepted phone calls and arranged to purchase cocaine from an unidentified source. This drug deal was set to occur after hours in a parking lot near the public library in Prineville."
"The Hispanic male juvenile made contact with the undercover detectives in the parking lot and was taken into custody after he delivered to them approximately one ounce of cocaine," Meyer added. "The juvenile was turned over to authorities from the Crook County Juvenile Department."
The cocaine had an approximate street value of almost $2,300.
The boy was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance.
The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force comprised of detectives from the following central Oregon law enforcement agencies: Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Police Department, Crook County Sheriff's Office, Prineville Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Deschutes County district attorney and the Oregon National Guard.