Prineville woman jailed for meth sales
Feb 23,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

Concerned citizens who noticed excessive traffic going into and out of a northwest Prineville home at all hours were instrumental in the arrest of a 47-year old woman accused of selling methamphetamine, detectives reported.


Vivian Julia Rodriguez - CCJ photo 

During the last three months, Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team members received credible information that Vivian Julia Rodriguez was allegedly involved in drug sales from 306 NW Ninth Street, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Scott Shelton said.

The citizen reports, numerous calls to police for service to the address, surveillance on the home, and information gathered by monitoring the suspect’s activities allowed detectives to obtain a search warrant for the Ninth Street address, the sergeant said.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22, CODE detectives, Prineville Police officers, and Crook County Sheriff’s deputies executed the warrant.  A small amount of crystal meth, prescription controlled substances, and narcotics paraphernalia were seized, Sgt. Shelton reported.

Rodriguez, who was not home at the time of the search, was located a short while later and taken into custody.  She is lodged in the Crook County Jail, Shelton said, and is charged with possession and delivery of a controlled substance.