TILLAMOOK - The Tillamook Narcotics Team arrested seven adults and two juveniles while executing search warrants at two homes.
"These two houses have been under investigation by TNT for some time, and these warrants are representative of the commitment of local law enforcement to battle illegal drugs in Tillamook County," said Sheriff Todd Anderson.
On Dec. 5, TNT conducted a raid at 150 Donaldson Rd., the site, according to detectives, of many investigations over the past year for crimes including narcotics, child neglect, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of minors.
At that residence, the following people were arrested: Maria Rojas Perdew, 36, on charges of first-degree child neglect, endangering the welfare of a minor and frequenting a place where drugs are used, kept or sold for the purpose of maintaining a drug house; Noel Butler, 20, on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, frequenting a drug house and probation violation; Graciano Daniel Larios, 19, on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, frequenting a drug house, failing to register as a sex offender and probation violation; and Omar Rangel, 18, on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, frequenting a drug house and probation violation.
The Tillamook County Juvenile Department took a male juvenile into custody, while the Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare took two children found in the home into protective custody.
On Dec. 11, TNT executed a search warrant at 1502 Ninth St. The following people were arrested: Terri Marie Lane, 44, on charges of frequenting a drug house and endangering the welfare of a minor; Vicki Rae Ward, 48, on charges of frequenting a drug house, endangering the welfare of a minor and unlawful possession of methamphetamine; and April Louise Dunaway, 33, on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and frequenting a drug house.
The juvenile department took one female juvenile into custody on an outstanding warrant and on charges of possession of methamphetamine. DHS took another female juvenile into protective custody
In addition to the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, juvenile department and DHS, the Tillamook Police Department, Oregon State Police and Tillamook County Parole and Probation assisted in the investigation and service of the search warrants.
"The community as a whole, and those involved in the purchasing, selling and using of illegal drugs, can expect to see more of these nuisance-type warrants in the future," Anderson said.
Those with information about suspected drug houses may call the TNT tip line, (503) 815-3319.