Prineville woman arrested importing methamphetamine and fentanyl into Crook County

Madras, Or-On Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at approximately 3:00AM, detectives with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team concluded a long-term investigation with the arrest of Judith L Carter, age 42, of Prineville, Oregon. 

Drug agents identified Judith Carter as a fentanyl and methamphetamine importer and distributor within Crook County from the Portland metropolitan area. 

Early Saturday morning, after a multi-day surveillance operation throughout the metropolitan Portland area, CODE Detectives, with the assistance of Oregon State Police Troopers and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies, stopped and detained Carter at a Madras truck stop. 

A subsequent search of Carter’s Hyundai SUV located a commercial quantity of methamphetamine and counterfeit prescription pills made of fentanyl. In addition to the drugs, drug agents seized additional evidence supporting the investigation and have identified several associates of Ms. Carter, and more arrests are expected as the investigation continues. 

Ms. Carter was lodged in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Jail with the following criminal charges. 

Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, and Attempted Distribution of methamphetamine

Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, and Attempted Distribution of a Schedule II 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. 

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