A Prineville drug bust Wednesday by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team led to the arrest of seven local residents.
According to police reports, a short-term investigation resulted in the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, with the assistance of the Prineville Police Department and Crook County Sheriff's Office, serving a search warrant at a Southeast Sixth Street residence.
During execution of the search warrant, around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 6, a total of seven subjects were arrested, and detectives seized two firearms from 59-year-old Rudy Parras, who is a convicted felon. One of the guns, a Tech 9, had the serial number obliterated.
Drugs and evidence seized supported an investigation into controlled substances frequently being sold from the residence, including heroin and methamphetamine.
During the search, 31-year-old Ronda Parras allegedly swallowed heroin just prior to contact with law enforcement officers. She was subsequently transported to St. Charles Prineville, where she later fled but was apprehended a short time later by Crook County deputies. She was then returned to the Prineville hospital for continued observation.
Rudy and Ronda Parras and 33-year-old Devon Miles live at the Sixth Street address, and the remainder of the subjects contacted and arrested were guests of the occupants. They include 29-year-old Ashley Luna, 21-year-old Aleah Carter, 21-year-old Austen Minor and 50-year-old Shannon Smith.
Department of Human Services assisted with this investigation to ensure the welfare of the children living within the home.
All seven suspects were lodged at the Crook County Jail and face various criminal charges. Ronda Parras was charged with manufacture, delivery and possession of heroin and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, and Rudy Parras was charged with two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, altering the identification of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine. Luna and Minor were both charged with possession of heroin, Smith was charged with frequenting a place where controlled substances are used or sold, and Carter was arrested on a Crook County warrant for a probation violation.
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