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Neighbor complaints about heavy foot traffic and possible narcotics sales lead to investigation

PAT KRUIS/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras Police and Bend CERT officers joined forces to execute a search warrant on Sixth Street in Madras.

After months of neighborhood complaints, Madras Police initiated a search warrant at 230 SE Sixth St., Unit A.

According to a press release from the Madras Police Department, on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., Madras Police posted a perimeter around the block. Tactical officers from the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) made entry.

Investigators found methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with its use in the residence. Police arrested the tenant, Danielle Souza, 37, for frequenting a place where controlled substances are used. Souza was lodged at the Jefferson County jail.

Over the past several months, neighbors complained about a steady stream of foot traffic to and from the house and concerns about the possible sale of narcotics at the residence.

Madras Police thanks the citizens of Madras for their efforts to report their concerns about suspected criminal activity.

Madras Police also thanks CERT, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Adult Parole and Probation, and Warm Springs Police for their assistance.


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