Madras couple arrested in multi-state guns for drugs ring
David, 31 and wife Kylee, 38, Toedtemeier of Madras were arrested Jan. 24 in association with a guns for drugs scheme.
The Toedtemeiers were identified as trafficking fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine across Central Oregon. Kylee was also supplying her husband, a felon, with firearms.
David Toedtemeier has been previously convicted of multiple felonies, including delivery of marijuana, burglary, theft, possession of methamphetamine and robbery.
The arrest was made after a long-term surveillance operation across California and Oregon. Contact was made during a stop on Highway 97 in La Pine after the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team secured a warrant for the vehicle as it entered Oregon from California.
A Warm Springs Police narcotic K9 alerted to controlled substances inside the vehicle driven by Kylee Toedtemeier.
According to the OSP report, the SUV contained a sizable amount of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl disguised as oxycodone (M30) pills.
The Toedtemeiers were traveling with their five-week-old infant in the vehicle, who was surrounded by packages of illicit drugs in the car. Child Welfare responded to the scene and assumed care of the infant.
A secondary search of the couples' home in Madras revealed additional firearms and drugs.
Mr. Toedtemeier is lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff's Jail on charges of unlawful possession, manufacture and attempted distribution of methamphetamine; unlawful possession, manufacture, and attempted distribution of schedule II-controlled substance; unlawful possession, manufacture, and attempted distribution of heroin; and felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.
Mrs. Toedtemeier was cited, in lieu of custody, with charges of providing firearms used in a felony and endangering the welfare of a minor.
The case has been referred to the U.S. attorney's office, and additional federal charges are expected.
The CODE Team was assisted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Warm Springs Police Department, Crook County Sheriff's Office and the Redmond Police Department during this investigation.
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