BEND, OR -- Bend Police arrested more suspects in connection with an ongoing drug investigation on Foxborough Lane. Two people were caught during an initial search warrant on August first: 25-year-old Chelsea Kelly and 36-year-old Clayton Kirkey. Hayden Liapes, age 29, was issued a citation and 30-year-old Christine Witham was released pending additional investigation. But, at that time, BPD said one suspect, 27-year-old Erick Kelly, could not be located.
Later, investigators learned Erick Kelly and Christine Witham were also suspected in a La Pine-area shoplifting case. Witham was arrested Sunday; police say she had 400 fentanyl pills, meth and cash, as well as stolen goods in her car.
On Monday, August 15, Bend Police, with assistance from Deschutes County deputies, observed Erick and Chelsea Kelly enter the Foxborough Lane home. Officers made contact, but the suspects refused to come out. BPD got a search warrant, then entered the home. They arrested Erick Kelly on outstanding warrants, as well as four counts of mail theft, frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, kept or sold and delivery of fentanyl.