Prineville Man Arrested in Drug Bust, 9.5 Pounds of Marijuana Seized
Nov 17,2006 00:00 by Richard Burton

A 45-year old Prineville man was arrested Thursday afternoon when detectives found 9 ½ pounds of high grade marijuana, over $4,000 cash, drug-sales records, scales, and packaging bags during the execution of a search warrant for his vehicles and northeast Prineville residence, said authorities.

According to Detective Sgt. Scott Shelton of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, over the last several months the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team received creditable information that Jerry Neal Bolin was allegedly involved in the sales and manufacturing of marijuana.

A search warrant was obtained for Bolin’s vehicles and Prineville residence at 2258 NE 3rd Street when detectives witnessed him selling marijuana to individuals during surveillance of his activities in and around the Prineville area, said Shelton.

 
About 9.5 pounds of high grade packaged marijuana was found during execution of a search warrant in Prineville.  Inset:  Jerry Neal Bolin, CCJ Photo 
About 9.5 pounds of “high grade” packaged marijuana with an estimated street value of over $33,000, cash in excess of $4,000, drug-sales records, scales, and bags used to package marijuana for sale were seized during execution of the search warrant which was served shortly before 2 p.m. November 16.  CODE detectives were assisted by officers of the Prineville Police Department and deputies with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.

Bolin was lodged in the Crook County Adult Correctional Facility and will face charges of possession, delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession, delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force comprised of detectives from all Central Oregon law enforcement agencies including:  Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Prineville Police Department, Oregon State Police, Jefferson County Sheriffs Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Deschutes County District Attorney and the Oregon National Guard.