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Six arrested in Prineville drug bust

All suspects were charged with crimes associated with dealing multiple drugs


Six Prineville residents were arrested and charged with multiple crimes following a drug bust that occurred Sunday evening.

Around 7:15 p.m., Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team detectives executed a search warrant at a Northeast Loper Avenue home. They were assisted by the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, the Prineville Police Department, and the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.

During the search, detectives located a commercial amount of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin as well as scales, packaging material, drug paraphernalia, and other evidence of the sales, manufacturing, and possession of the drugs. Seven firearms were also seized as well as a large amount of cash.

The search warrant came as the result of a long-time investigation of the occupants of the residence spanning several months. The investigation showed that the subjects were involved in the trafficking of street-level quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine throughout Crook County.

Andrew Fulton, 27, was charged with unlawful possession, delivery, and manufacture of heroin and methamphetamine, and frequenting a place where drugs are kept, used, or sold.

Robert Lester, 26, and 28-year-old Sarah Nelson were each charged with the same crimes as well as unlawful possession, delivery, and manufacture of cocaine, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Christopher Pipkey, 30, and Megan Meadows, 27, where both charged with unlawful possession of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, as well as unlawful delivery and manufacture of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, and frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept, or sold.

In addition, Meadows’ and Pipkey’s4-year-old child was present at the house during the search. Given the environment and totality of the circumstances, Department of Human Services personnel removed the child from their custody, and CODE charged Pipkey and Meadows with endangering the welfare of a minor and child neglect 1.

Chance Johnson, 26, was charged with unlawful possession, delivery, and manufacture of heroin, and frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept, or sold.

No other information on the incident was made available by press deadline.



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