Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team
Time of Incident: 1:00 pm
Type of Incident: Methamphetamine Investigation
Location of Incident: Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Warm Springs, OR
Christian Alvarez-Rodriguez, Age 27, Beaverton, Oregon
Jose Juan Jimenez, Age 21, Beaverton, Oregon
Lacie Lee Strable, Age 30, Beaverton, Oregon
On 02/17/2012 at about 1:00 pm, Narcotics Detectives from the Warm Springs Tribal Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, both affiliated with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), and agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, arrested three individuals on various narcotics charges in the Indian Head Casino parking lot, which resulted in the seizure of one ounce of methamphetamine. The search of a vehicle related to those arrested revealed digital scales, additional methamphetamine and packaging materials.
Alvarez-Rodriguez and his passengers were booked into Jefferson County Jail where they face charges of Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Unlawfully Deliver Methamphetamine.
The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies: Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department, Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.
The Oregon HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.