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CODE Team Drug Arrests (Photo) - 05/18/20

Date:  Monday, May 18, 2020                                                                                      

Date & Time of Incident:  Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 2000 hrs.                       

Type of Incident:  Drug Arrests                      

Location of Incident:  1900 Bear Creek Rd. #115 Bend, OR 

                                         NE Savannah @ NE Purcell Blvd. 


Suspect Information:

1)  Judith Meadors               52 year old Bend, OR resident

2)  Michael Cruse                39 year old transient

3)  16 year old Juvenile female


On Friday, May 15, 2020 at approximately 2000 hrs. Detectives assigned to the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, along with assistance from the Bend Police Department, contacted and arrested Judith Meadors as well as a 16 year old juvenile female near the intersection of NE Savannah @ NE Purcell Blvd.

The arrest of Meadors was the result of a short-term drug investigation by the CODE team into the illegal trafficking of commercial quantities of heroin and methamphetamine by Meadors.  The investigation revealed that Meadors would purchase commercial quantities of heroin and methamphetamine and sell the drugs for profit.  Utilizing a variety of investigative techniques, Detectives were able to determine that Meadors had recently acquired a large quantity of heroin and methamphetamine.  Earlier on this date, law enforcement surveillance teams conducting surveillance at 1900 Bear Creek Rd.  watched a 16 year old female juvenile leave Meador’s apartment as the passenger in a vehicle.  Shortly after leaving, this female was contacted on a traffic stop at the intersection of NE Savannah @ NE Purcell Blvd.  This female was found to be in possession of heroin that was packaged for sale.  Additional evidence of the sales of heroin were located on her person.  During the traffic stop, Meadors arrived in a separate vehicle and claimed to be the mother of one of the occupants of the vehicle that was stopped.  Meadors was taken into custody by CODE detectives at this time.

Shortly after the arrest of Meadors, Detectives with the CODE team, along with assistance from the Bend Police Department, contacted Cruse and arrested him on multiple outstanding drug warrants as he walked out of Meador’s apartment.  Cruse was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and heroin when he was arrested.  Detectives then contacted two juveniles (both age 15) inside Meadors apartment, both of whom reside there.  During a search of the apartment, approximately 1/2 pound of methamphetamine, 2.6 ounces of heroin, $16,000 in cash, scales, packaging material and other evidence of the delivery and manufacturing of commercial quantities of heroin and methamphetamine were located. 

Based on evidence obtained throughout this case, the Department of Human Resources-Child Welfare Division responded to Meador’s apartment to assist in the investigation.  CODE investigators determined that five juveniles (three age 15, one age 16, and one age 11) lived in the apartment.  All five juveniles were contacted on this date.  Four of the five juveniles were removed from the apartment and placed in temporary housing, with the fifth juvenile being lodged at the Deschutes County Juvenile Detention Facility on drug related charges. 

Meadors and Cruse were lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the below listed charges. 



  • PCS / MCS / DCS (Methamphetamine)
  • PCS / MCS / DCS (Heroin)
  • Child Neglect in the First Degree (5 Counts)
  • Endangering Welfare of a Minor (5 counts)


  • Outstanding Warrants
  • PCS / DCS (Methamphetamine)
  • PCS / DCS (Heroin)




The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program and the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies:  Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department,  Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s, and the Oregon National Guard.


The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement task forces to disrupt or dismantle local, multi-state and international drug trafficking organizations.


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