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Meth Bust Put Children in Jeopardy


Three children were caught in the middle of a drug raid in their home. Around 1:30 Friday, Bend Police observed a drug transaction at the Hong Kong Restaurant.  Police followed two people in a car involved and made a traffic stop, subsequently the investigation led them to arrest Jose Carlos Pineda-Valenzuela and Heather Cordier for methamphetamine possession. Another police officer followed a third person involved in the drug buy and arrested Joseph Michael Robbins, 29, of Bend for meth possession. Police then served a search warrant on the suspects' home and found additional meth and during that search, another suspect returned home with her three children. Police arrest 24 year old Micah Lynn Warren and contacted the Oregon State Department of Human Services to arrange for the children's care. The police report is below.

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Date: July 30, 2011                                                             Case # 11-03-06155
 
Date & Time of Incident:   July 29, 2011 @ 1328 hrs
Type of Incident:                Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine
Location of Incident:         NE 3rd St & NE Emerson Ave
 
Victim Information:
 
3 children
 
Suspect Vehicle:
 
Oregon License Plate: XZZ061
Black 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup
 
Suspect Information:
 
Valenzuela-Pineda, Jose “Carlos”              26 yrs old
19002 Baker Rd, Bend, OR 97702
 
Warren, Micah Lynn                          24 yrs old
19002 Baker Rd, Bend, OR 97702
 
Cordier, Heather May                                   22 yrs old
1840 NE Diablo Wy, Bend, OR 97701
 
Robbins, Joseph Michael                            29 yrs old
443 NE Clay Ave #2, Bend, OR 97701
 
Narrative:
 
On July 29, 2011, at 1328 hrs, a Bend Police Department officer observed a drug transaction involving two males and a female at the Hong Kong restaurant located at 530 SE 3rd St. One male and the female left in the listed vehicle. The officer followed the vehicle and made a traffic stop near the intersection of NE 3rd St and NE Emerson Ave.
 
The second male seen during the drug transaction, identified as Joseph Robbins, was contacted by another Bend Police officer. Robbins was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and was taken into custody.
 
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Jose “Carlos” Valenzuela-Pineda, was accompanied by Heather Cordier. During the stop, the officer noticed Valenzuela-Pineda was attempting to conceal a bulky item in his pants. The officer patted him down and discovered a significant quantity of methamphetamine.
 
Valenzuela-Pineda was arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine after he was found to be in possession of more than seven (7) ounces of methamphetamine and more than $4,100 in cash. As the officer was taking Valenzuela-Pineda into custody, he attempted to pull away and run. Valenzuela-Pineda was taken into custody without injury. As the officer was escorting Valenzuela-Pineda to his patrol vehicle, Valenzuela-Pineda suddenly pulled away from the officer and ran across NE 3rd St while handcuffed. The officer chased Valenzuela-Pineda and took him back into custody. 
 
Neither the officer nor Valenzuela-Pineda was injured. Heather Cordier was also in possession of methamphetamine and was taken into custody without incident.
 
At 2105 hrs, officers served a search warrant at Valenzuela-Pineda and Micah Warren’s residence. No one was at the residence at the time of service. Methamphetamine and paraphernalia were found inside the residence. While officers were searching the residence, Warren returned accompanied by her three children. Warren was taken into custody. The State of Oregon Department of Human Services was contacted. Arrangements were made for a family member to care for the children.
 
Valenzuela-Pineda, Warren, Cordier, and Robbins were all lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the below listed charges. The total street value of the methamphetamine seized during this investigation was nearly $10,000.
 
Charges:     
Jose Valenzuela-Pineda:     Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest, Escape III.
 
Micah Warren:           Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Frequenting a Place Where Controlled Substances are Used, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (3 counts).
 
Heather Cordier:       Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine.
 
Joseph Robbins:       Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Probation Violation.

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