Prineville Man Arrested For Trafficking Substantial Quantities of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl

By on Monday, January 8th, 2024 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

Prineville (New Release from Central Oregon Drug Enforcement)-

A Prineville resident is now facing charges related to the trafficking of controlled substances after the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team executed a roadside search warrant in Deschutes County.

On January 6, 2024, around 9:00 AM, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team concluded a long-term investigation and surveillance operation with the apprehension of Travis Ingram, a 35-year-old individual from Prineville, Oregon.

Travis Ingram was identified by drug agents as a trafficker of fentanyl and methamphetamine in central Oregon. The initial investigation suggests that Mr. Ingram has been importing significant quantities of fentanyl pills and methamphetamine from the Yamhill County area into central Oregon, where he distributes them in the Redmond and Prineville regions.

Following an overnight surveillance operation, CODE Detectives, in collaboration with Deschutes County Sheriff deputies, intercepted Mr. Ingram while he was driving a 2019 Honda Accord on Highway 20 W at mile post 95, just outside the Sisters city limits, for tailgating. The area was experiencing winter weather, making the road hazardous. Firefighters from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District aided in managing traffic at the scene.

CODE narcotics detection K9 “Bonnie” was deployed and signaled her handler to the presence of a controlled substance within the Honda. K9 “Bonnie” is one of only two K9s in central Oregon trained and certified to detect fentanyl, along with other controlled substances.

Following the investigation, CODE Detectives successfully applied for and obtained a Search Warrant for Ingram’s Honda. A subsequent search of Ingram’s vehicle uncovered a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and counterfeit Oxycodone tablets containing fentanyl.

Mr. Ingram was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail with the following charges. 

Unlawful Possession and Attempted Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl) 

Unlawful Possession and Attempted Distribution of Methamphetamine

Criminal complaints contain only charges; defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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 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 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) which is composed of members from the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates with and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement initiatives, including the CODE.