Three Bend residents were arrested last week after detectives found more than $13,000 of methamphetamine in their possession, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team said.
Jessica Smith, 23, and James Babcock, 38, were arrested on suspicion of the possession, delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine. Babcock was also arrested on suspicion of tampering with evidence. Brian Fee, 46, was arrested on suspicion of the possession and delivery of methamphetamine.
Detectives stopped a car driven by Smith at Northeast Olney Avenue and Northeast Fifth Street as part of a short-term narcotics investigation into Smith. Once the car stopped, the passenger, identified as Fee, ran from the car and allegedly attempted to get rid of a container containing 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine. Both Smith and Fee were arrested.
A search warrant was later executed at a residence on North Highway 97 on Aug. 16. Police found 10.5 ounces of methamphetamine, two firearms, marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms along with other evidence of the sales and distribution of methamphetamine at the residence. Babcock was arrested at the scene.
— From staff reports