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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Illegal Marijuana Market Enforcement Team Execute Search Warrant In Bend (Photo) - 04/17/24

Released By: Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

Release Date: April 17th, 2024

Location: 19000 block of Manzanita Lane, Bend, Oregon

Arrested: Michael A Bradford, age 50, of Bend, Oregon

              Automne Glasow, age 49, of Bend, OR

Charges: ORS 475C.337, Possession of Marijuana (32 times legal limit) and ORS 475C.345 Attempted Delivery of Marijuana (32 times legal limit)

Narrative:

BEND, Oregon, April 17, 2024 – The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Illegal Marijuana Market Enforcement Team (DCIMME), in collaboration with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, conducted an operation today in the fight against illegal marijuana cultivation and distribution in Deschutes County.

At approximately 9:00 AM on April 17, 2024, DCIMME and supporting agencies executed a search warrant at a residence on the 19000 block of Manzanita Lane, Bend, Oregon. This action was the culmination of an extended investigation conducted in partnership with the US Postal Inspection Service, targeting illegal activities involving the possession, manufacturing, and distribution of marijuana.

The investigation identified a local couple allegedly engaged in the sale and distribution of processed marijuana to the east coast. Following the interception of a marijuana-laden package destined for Virginia by the US Postal Inspection Service, a federal search warrant was secured and subsequently executed.

Earlier in the day, DCSO patrol deputies detained Ms. Glasow during a traffic stop at 8:30 AM. Concurrently, the DCSO SWAT Team and detectives executed the search warrant at the couple's residence. Mr. Bradford was located and detained inside the property.

The search resulted in the seizure of approximately 69 pounds of processed marijuana, 160 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, packaging materials, and U.S. currency. Investigators have determined that the seized marijuana was intended for distribution across the black market in the United States.

Mr. Brandford and Ms. Glasow were booked into the Deschutes County Sheriff's Jail with the above charges. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office continues to prioritize the investigation into the illegal manufacturing and distribution of marijuana within the region. Community members are urged to report any suspicious activities possibly related to marijuana cultivation by contacting the DCIMME team through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 or via CannaFacts — Facts about Legal and Illegal Cannabis in Our Community at canna-facts.com.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend its gratitude to all agencies involved in this operation, including the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, US Drug Enforcement Administration, US Postal Inspection Service, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, Oregon Army National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, and Deschutes County Code Enforcement.

This operation underscores our ongoing commitment to safeguarding our community from illegal narcotics activities and ensuring public safety. 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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 263 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 178 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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