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Redmond man charged with possession and distribution of controlled substances during March 25 arrest at Highway 97 and Dover Lane

CODE TEAM PHOTO   - Robert McKheen, of Redmond, was charged with possession and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin on March 25 in Jefferson County.

On Thursday, March 25 at approximately 11:20 a.m., detectives with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, along with assistance from the City of Madras Police Department, contacted and arrested Robert McKheen at the intersection of U.S. Highway 97 and Dover Lane in Jefferson County.

According to a media release from Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, McKheen, a 65-year-old Redmond resident, was the driver of a gray, 2003 Volvo S60. An adult female and an infant child were passengers in the vehicle.

The arrest of McKheen fell on the heels of a short-term drug investigation by the CODE Team into his trafficking of commercial quantities of methamphetamine and heroin throughout the tri-county region. Through the investigation, detectives were able to establish a pattern of criminal conduct by McKheen.

A search of McKheen's vehicle at this time led to the seizure of approximately a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, approximately 2 ounces of heroin, scales, packaging material, and other evidence of the sales, manufacturing, and distribution of commercial quantities of methamphetamine and heroin.

Department of Human Services-Child Welfare was contacted and assisted in this investigation. Detective Barry Wilson with the Warm Springs Police Department, along with his narcotics K-9 partner, Keira, assisted in this investigation.

McKheen was lodged at the Jefferson County Adult Jail on charges of possession and distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); possession and distribution of a controlled substance (heroin); and two counts of first-degree child neglect.

The female passenger in the vehicle at the time of McKheen's arrest was not charged in this case and was released at the scene.


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