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SISTERS, OR -- Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) arrested a Portland couple late Monday, during a high-risk traffic stop in Sisters. Detectives suspect 35-year-old Richard Mercer was a significant supplier of heroin to Deschutes County. 

 

Officers took Mercer and his passenger, 30-year-old Kathryn Roberts, into custody as they drove into Sisters just before midnight, Monday night.
 
During a search of the vehicle, they found 2.5 ounces of heroin, a large amount of cash, a stolen firearm and other evidence of drug manufacturing and sales. Detectives also discovered the car Mercer was driving had been reported stolen.

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