Two Redmond residents and a transient were arrested Friday evening in a drug raid for a large-scale methamphetamine operation. Detectives from a Street Crimes Unit seized numerous firearms, including one stolen in a Terrebonne burglary, in addition to evidence of possession, delivery, and manufacturing of meth during execution of a search warrant at the primary suspect’s residence in northeast Redmond.
About 6 p.m. December 8, a Street Crimes Unit (SCU) comprised of members from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Redmond Police Department were able to locate and capture the primary suspect, Wally John Wise, for the reckless discharge of a firearm at a Redmond home. Wise, 20, had been for the past two months the subject of an ongoing investigation by the SCU for possession, delivery, and manufacturing of methamphetamine, as well as unlawful use of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.
The investigation culminated in the capture of Wise and the search of his residence at 337 NE Larch Place, said Sgt. Michael Espinoza. Detectives seized a large quantity of methamphetamine, proceeds from the sales of meth, packaging materials, scales, and numerous firearms -– including one firearm that was used in the reckless endangering case involving the discharge of a firearm in the city limits, which was later determined to have been stolen in a previous burglary in the Terrebonne area.
|(left) Jeremiah Calvio, (right) Wally Wise - DCJ Photos |
Wise was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail and will face charges including possession, manufacture, and distribution of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), unlawful use of weapon, reckless endangerment, and possession of stolen property.
Prior to the execution of the search warrant, a 29-year old transient on supervised parole was observed leaving the residence. Jeremiah Calvio fled in a vehicle when detectives attempted to contact him. Arrested later in possession of a firearm, he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a schedule-II controlled substance, providing false information, and parole violation.
During the execution of the search warrant, 19-year old Jamie Littlejohn, also a resident of the residence at NE Larch, was arrested for frequenting a place where controlled substances are used and/or sold.
Detectives are actively investigating further information about the possibility of other crimes associated with this case. Assisting with this investigation and the execution of the search warrant were members of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE) and members of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and City of Redmond Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit is a joint effort between the two agencies. The focus of the Street Crimes Unit is quality of life crimes with an emphasis on investigating street level sales of methamphetamine.