MADRAS, OR -- The man accused of robbing a Madras U.S. Bank, just after the August 21 solar eclipse has also been indicted on federal drug charges, along with his father. Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 28-year-old Tyler Fuller August 24 after he was identified as a suspect in the robbery.
Fuller's father, 48-year-old Ronald Thrasher, was arrested in May on a number of drug charges, following a two-month investigation by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team. He was on parole at the time, for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Details of the bust were released just a few days before the bank robbery.
Thrasher and Fuller, along with Thrasher's girlfriend and another man, are suspected of being involved in a broader drug operation. According to court documents, investigators found 17 pounds of meth during the May search of a home Thrasher rented in Madras. He and Fuller are charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 50 grams of meth. Both men remain in federal custody.