A Redmond Police officer is credited with saving the life of a man suffering a drug overdose before officers returned to the home and arrested another man for allegedly providing the potentially deadly dose.
Redmond Police Officers and the Street Crimes Unit were dispatched to a possible drug overdose at a home on Quartz Avenue around 11 p.m. Wednesday. Officers arrived to find an 18-year-old man unconscious, without a heartbeat, and not breathing, according to Lt. Eric Beckwith.
Officers began lifesaving efforts to include CPR and administering Narcan which revived the man just before medics arrived, who then took him to St. Charles in Redmond. Beckwith said the man was discharged from the hospital after a couple of hours.
An investigation determined the overdosed man had consumed a potentially lethal dose of opioids he received from Albino Jose Reyes, an 18-year-old Redmond resident, living at the location, Beckwith said.
Using a search warrant for Reyes’ residence, SCU detectives discovered evidence of an extensive drug-dealing operation, including crack cocaine, LSD, prescription medications, butane honey oil (BHO), marijuana, and about $6,000 in cash. Reyes was also in possession of a handgun.
Reyes was taken to the Deschutes County jail where he was charged with several crimes including unlawful delivery and manufacture of cocaine and marijuana extract and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The Redmond Police Street Crimes Unit works closely with the Central Oregon drug detection canine teams, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE) and other local law enforcement agencies to conduct illicit drug investigations, highway criminal interdiction, search and seizure and street-level tactical operations.
The focus of the unit is to enhance the quality of life in Redmond by investigating individuals who are committing a significant number of thefts, burglaries, robberies, and stolen vehicles in our community.