Prineville traffic stop leads to meth arrest
Feb 05,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

A traffic stop of a Madras woman Sunday afternoon led to her arrest for possession, manufacture, and delivery of ten grams of methamphetamine allegedly found in her vehicle.


June Antonia Hernandez, CCJ Photo 

June Antonia Hernandez, 40, of 380 Meadowlark Lane in Madras, was stopped by a Prineville police officer about 12:30 p.m. February 4, said Police Chief Eric Bush. 

Officers found through a records check that Hernandez’ drivers license was suspended, and her vehicle was impounded.

Nearly ten grams of a substance believed to be meth, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and $100 cash were found and seized during a vehicle search.

Hernandez was taken into custody and lodged in the Crook County Jail with bail set at $85,000, said the chief.  She is charged with possession, manufacture and delivery of a controlled Substance, first-degree child neglect, and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The child neglect and endangering charges stem from the presence of a passenger in Hernandez’ vehicle, an 11-year-old boy from Culver, Oregon.  The child was turned over to a state child welfare worker, said Bush.