Woman arrested for drug trafficking


Lodged in county jail

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jewell BestonA Madras woman, Jewell Beston, 45, was arrested last Thursday for drug trafficking.

On Oct. 24, at about 2:15 p.m., detectives assigned to the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team, with assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, executed a drug related search warrant at Beston's residence on Southwest Highway 97.

During the execution of the search warrant, Beston was taken into custody without incident, according to Lt. Ken Mannix of the CODE team.

The short-term investigation into Beston and her residence revealed that she was involved in the trafficking of street-level quantities of methamphetamine in the Jefferson County region, he noted.

Evidence located during a search of the residence included scales, packaging material and user amounts of methamphetamine.

Beston was lodged in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on charges of possession, manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.

The CODE team is a multijurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program and the Madras, Warm Springs, Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, Black Butte and Prineville police departments, the Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook County sheriffs' office, Oregon State Police, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook County district attorneys' offices, and the Oregon National Guard.