Prineville man arrested for poly-drug trafficking into Crook County while armed

Prineville, Or-On April 10th, 2022, at approximately 10:30 PM, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team concluded a long-term investigation with the arrest of Dallas James Harper, age 33, of Prineville, Oregon. 

As a result of an anonymous tip, drug Agents identified Harper as a fentanyl distributor in Crook County and the central Oregon region. The initial investigation alleges Harper was importing controlled substances from the Portland area into Crook County. 

Based on the investigation and several surveillance operations, CODE detectives applied for and obtained a Search Warrant for the rental car he was driving. Later the same day, Harper and his passenger, Justine Durham, were stopped by Crook County Sheriff’s Deputies, and the Search Warrant was executed. 

During a search of the rental car, investigators located a commercial quantity of counterfeit pharmaceutical pills made of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin. In addition to the controlled substances, a loaded pistol was also seized from Harper.  

Harper was arrested and lodged in the Crook County Sheriff’s Jail with the following charges; 

Felon In Possession of a Weapon

Attempt to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)

Possession of a Controlled Substances (Schedule II) (Fentanyl)

Attempt to Distribute Methamphetamine 

Possession of Methamphetamine

Attempt to Distribute Heroin

Possession of Heroin

Durham was cited and released at the scene for being in possession of a controlled substance. 

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp, 541-550-4869 or  

The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force that identifies, disrupts, and dismantles local, multi-state, and international drug trafficking organizations using an intelligence-driven, multi-agency prosecutor-supported approach. CODE is 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.

The Oregon-Idaho 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, including the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team. 

If you are aware of controlled substance violations in your community, please submit your anonymous tip through the DEA online tip-line HERE