Suspected meth and heroin dealers arrested in Klamath County

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team on Monday arrested three suspected meth and heroin dealers during a traffic stop on Highway 97 in Klamath County.

Lt. Ken Mannix said the CODE team, with the help of Oregon State Police, contacted three suspects during a traffic stop around 9:30 a.m.

During a search of the vehicle at the time of the stop, about four pounds of methamphetamine, a commercial quantity of heroin, two guns, US Currency, scales, packaging materials and other evidence of the sales, manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine and heroin were located.

Agents arrested 30-year-old Todd Alan Whitehorn of Bend, 40-year-old Brandon Joel Hastings of Bend and 28-year-old Dolores Jasmine Atanacio of Anaheim, Calif.

The arrests were the result of a CODE team investigation into the illegal trafficking of commercial quantities of methamphetamine and heroin into the Central Oregon region over an extended period of time.

Mannix said they had information on Monday that Whitehorn and Hastings were returning to the region.

They were taken to the Klamath County Jail and booked on several charges including possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm.

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho 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, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.

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