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Drug Investigation in La Pine Leads to Search Warrant and Two Arrests (Photo) - 11/12/19

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date:  November 12, 2019

Location:  Hawks View Apartments; 51750 Little Deschutes Lane, La Pine


Arrested: Andrew L. Framel, 31-year-old male, La Pine resident

Charges: Possession, Delivery, Manufacturing of Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying of a Concealed Weapon


Arrested/Cite in Lieu of Custody: Jessica M. Adams, 31-year-old female, La Pine resident

Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance and Frequenting a Place where Drugs are Used, Sold or Kept


In September 2019, patrol deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office initiated a narcotics investigation as the result of multiple citizen complaints at Hawks View Estates Apartments, in La Pine.  Deputies learned that residents Andrew L. Framel and Jessica M. Adams in apartment 605 were involved in the possession, manufacturing, and delivery of controlled substances, i.e. methamphetamine.  During the investigation, deputies also learned that Andrew Lee Framel was known to be in possession of firearms while conducting illicit drug transactions at the apartment.

During the month-long investigation, deputies utilized various investigative tactics and obtained sufficient evidence to be granted a search warrant for the listed crimes above at the Hawks View Apartments #605. Today at approximately 4:50 pm, members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, along with DCSO patrol deputies and detectives, executed the search warrant and located Andrew L. Framel in possession of a user amount of suspected methamphetamine and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. During a search of the residence, additional suspected methamphetamine was located along with packaging material, scales, and an additional loaded firearm.

Adams was also contacted at the residence during the search warrant and subsequently arrested with a citation in lieu of custody for Possession of Methamphetamine and Frequenting a Place where Drugs are Used, Sold or Kept.

Framel was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail for Possession, Delivery and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and, Carrying of a Conceal Weapon.

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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