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12,000+ Fentanyl Pills Seized In DCSO Investigation

BEND, OR -- Three people were arrested and more than 12,000 fentanyl pills seized during a long-term investigation by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit (SCU).

SCU learned this localized drug trafficking organization was operating in connection with an organization receiving fentanyl pills and powder from a source in Mexico. 

On Friday March 31, detectives stopped and arrested 44-year-old William Warden Day III. They say he had approximately 2,000 counterfeit Oxycodone pills containing Fentanyl, one ounce of powdered fentanyl and a 9mm handgun at the time of his arrest. Detectives also executed a search warrant at Day’s Sunriver home, where they found additional Fentanyl and evidence of drug sales. 

On Saturday April 1, SCU detectives attempted to stop 30-year-old Ricky Fontaine and 29-year-old Jessica Estes in the Redmond area. Both ran from the traffic stop but were quickly detained with the assistance of Redmond Police and the RPD Street Crimes Detectives. During their arrest, detective say they found 10,000 counterfeit Oxycodone pills containing Fentanyl, nearly two ounces of powdered fentanyl and a loaded handgun. 

SCU detectives learned Fontaine and Estes live on the 6000 block of Faugarwee Circle in Deschutes River Woods. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a search warrant at the home and found over 1,000 additional counterfeit Oxycodone pills containing Fentanyl and evidence of drug sales in Fontaine and Estes' vehicle and room. 

The three were booked into the jail on a long list of drug-related charges. Fontaine is also accus of being a felon in possession of a weapon and violating parole. 


photos courtesy of DCSO

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