Detectives arrested a Terrebonne man suspected of selling methamphetamine in the Redmond and Terrebonne areas after he was observed allegedly making a drug sale in northwest Redmond Tuesday evening, authorities reported.
Ramon Arreola Rodriguez – DCJ photo
According to Deschutes County Sheriff’s detective Sgt. Scott Shelton – working with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, detectives received credible information during a month-long investigation that indicated Ramon Arreola Rodriguez, 28, was involved in drug sales.
CODE detectives initiated a surveillance program to monitor the Rodriguez’s activities in and around Redmond and Terrebonne, the sergeant said.The suspect was observed allegedly making a drug sale near Highway 97 and NW Larch Avenue in Redmond about 6 p.m. March 13.
CODE detectives assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies made contact with Rodriguez and took him into custody.During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, detectives seized about one-quarter ounce of crystal meth and one-eighth ounce of cocaine.Sgt. Shelton estimated the street value of the drugs seized at $750.
Rodriguez was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail and is charged with possession, delivery, and manufacture of both methamphetamine and cocaine, in addition to conspiracy charges related to methamphetamine sales.
Rodriguez lives in a mobilehome in Space #6 of the Rustic Ranch Mobile Home Park at 8045 N. Hwy. 97 in Terrebonne, just three spaces away from the residence of Carlos Cardona Flores.Flores was also arrested on drug charges less than two hours later when detectives raided his trailer in Space # 3.Due to the ongoing investigation, Sgt. Shelton declined to comment on whether the two cases are related.