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Collaring Druggies and Thieves

Posted on 14 November 2012 by admin

Lane County INET assists JCPD with Drug Search Warrant

James A. Collotta

Misty M. Varkhimer

Phillip Bustemante

Troy A. Snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By JCPD Chief Mark Chase

JUNCTION CITY – ***Press Release — On Nov. 8 2012 the Lane County Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team (INET) which is comprised of officers from the Oregon State Police, Springfield Police, Eugene Police, deputies from Lane County Sheriff’s Office and a prosecutor from Lane County District provided their professional expertise and staff resources in conducting an investigation into a suspected drug house located a 335 Dorsa St. in Junction City, Oregon.
INET was instrumental in assisting the Junction City Police Department with their investigation that had been ongoing for approximately 18 months with the execution of a search warrant at approximately 2:12pm, November 8th, 2012.

Five subjects were detained at 335 Dorsa St. during the execution of the warrant for possession and distribution of methamphetamine. While at the residence numerous items were found and an additional warrant was written and obtained by INET for stolen property. Eugene Police detectives responded to assist with securing addition suspected stolen property.
The following four persons are being referred by INET to the Lane County District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution:

James A. Callotta DOB; 08/31/56, 335 Dorsa St., OR. Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, Unlawful possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, Felon in possession of a restricted weapon and potential charges for Theft by receiving.

Troy A. Snow DOB: 09/14/89, 335 Dorsa St., OR. Unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Phillip Bustemante DOB: 12/14/55, 87537 Territorial Hwy, Veneta, OR. Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Misty M. Varkhimer DOB: 03/03/80, 1479 Linda Ave. Eugene, OR. Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.
7.4 grams of methamphetamine was seized, digital scales, packaging materials for delivery of methamphetamine and multiple methamphetamine pipes.***

After issuing the press release, Chief Chase added:
“I cannot say enough positive about the assistance that the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) provided us yesterday.  INET is comprised of officers from the Oregon State Police, Springfield Police, Eugene Police the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and a prosecutor from the Lane County District Attorney’s Office.
“Junction City Police has been investigating the suspected drug house at 335 Dorsa St. for approximately 18 months. With our current staffing limitations and resources we could have never been able to conduct the operations needed without the assistance of INET. We are very appreciative of the assistance, expertise and resources INET provided to our police department, community and particular to the neighborhood that has been directly affected by the drug activity.

“The cooperation, communication and collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies working together helps enhance Public Safety in Junction City and the entire Lane County area. INET is referring the case for criminal prosecution to the Lane County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting OSP Detective Sergeant Erik Fisher of INET at 541-682-6250, or myself at 541-998-1245.”

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