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News Release
Evidence Seized
Evidence Seized
Drug Investigation Results in Two Arrests; Search Warrant at Sunriver Residence (Photo) - 11/07/19

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: November 7, 2019

Search Warrant Location:  62 Meadow House, Sunriver, Oregon

 

Arrested: Thomas J. Martinsen  Age: 45 years old

Possession of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine

Delivery of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine

Manufacture of Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine

 

Arrested: Jennifer A. Martin  Age: 42 years old

Outstanding Misdemeanor Warrant

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine

NARRATIVE:

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit had recently received information that occupants at the listed location were involved in illegal drug activity, specifically the ongoing sales of methamphetamine from the residence. The Street Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into the illegal drug activity and through various investigative techniques, acquired enough evidence to apply for and obtain a search warrant for the residence.

On November 6, 2019, at approximately 1:00pm, detectives with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle after leaving the 62 Meadow House residence.  Thomas J. Martinsen was driver of this vehicle.  A second vehicle that left the residence the residence a short time later, driven by Jennifer A. Martin, was stopped by the Sunriver Police Department. 

During the traffic stop on Martinsen and subsequent search warrant service at the residence, evidence of drug sales and commercial amounts of methamphetamine were seized.  Both Martinsen and Martin were lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on the listed charges.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality-of-life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County. The Deschutes County Sheriffs Office Street Crimes Unit was assisted by the Sunriver Police Department and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE).

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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