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News Release
Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Heroin. (Photo) - 05/20/20

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: May 20, 2020

 Location: Hwy 20 West MP 1 

Arrested: Chamberlain, Derek, 33 years of age, Bend OR 

Charges: Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.          



The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit has been investigating Derek Chamberlain for the sales of controlled substances in Deschutes County. On May 20, 2020, Street Crimes detectives learned Chamberlain was returning to Deschutes County with possible controlled substances in his possession.  

Detectives observed Chamberlain driving a Toyota 4 Runner east bound through the City of Sisters. Chamberlain was stopped near mile post 1 on Hwy 20 West. A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office K9 Ares, and his partner Deputy Mike Mangin responded and alerted to the presence of controlled substances in Chamberlain’s vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed Chamberlain was in possession of approximately four ounces of suspected heroin, a user amount of methamphetamine, Xanax, brass knuckles, and over 3,000.00 in U.S. Currency.  

Chamberlain was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the above mentioned 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 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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six 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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