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.