BEND, Ore. -- A 19-year-old Bend man has been charged with several crimes in connection with the alleged sales of marijuana, drug agents reported Friday.
Justin Thomas LaFourcade was arrested by Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team members during a traffic stop about 7 p.m. on May 19 after he allegedly sold marijuana to another person, Bend Police Lt. John Gautney said.
CODE detectives, Bend Police officers, and a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office drug-detecting dog named “Narc” searched the suspect’s vehicle and residence at 444 NE Seward #A in Bend, Gautney said. Over ½ pound of marijuana, packaging materials and weight scales, plus a small amount of prescription drugs were discovered and seized.
LaFourcade was charged with possession, manufacturing and distribution of marijuana, the lieutenant stated in a news release.