On April 29th, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE) concluded a two month long investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine into Deschutes County from the Salem area by Arturo Ponce Cabrera, 29.
With the arrest of Barry Andrew Peckat,42 of Bend, and Cabrera over $2500 dollars in cash, two stolen pistols, two stolen lap top computers, and three quarters of a pound of methamphetamine were seized in three separate searches.
On April 29th, at approximately 5:00pm, Peckat was taken into custody by detectives assigned to the CODE team near the intersection of NE Neff and NE 27th streets. Peckat was a person of interest for several months in relationship to the sales of methamphetamine in the Bend area. After being arrested Peckat was found to be in possession of two and one half ounces of methamphetamine (with a street value of over $7000), over $2500 in cash, and two stolen lap-top computers.
From previous investigations it had been determined that Peckat was being supplied with large quantities of methamphetamine by Cabrera for resale in Central Oregon.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. a search warrant was executed at Peckat’s residence, 21583 E. Stem Place, Bend, Oregon, by Detectives from the CODE team and member of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team. During the search two stolen pistols, 1/8th of an ounce of methamphetamine, drug scales, drug sales records, and drug packaging material were seized as evidence.
Upon review of evidence seized during the searches of Peckat’s vehicle and residence and through further investigation it was determined that Cabrera was due to deliver of a shipment of methamphetamine to Pickat on the evening the 29th, at a location near the City of Detroit, Oregon.
At approximately 11:00 p.m., detectives from the Code Team, while being assisted by the Bend office of Oregon State Police, located Cabrera near MP 44, on Hwy 22, near Detroit Reservoir Dam. Cabrera was taken into custody without incident.
Cabrera was found to be in possession of one half of a pound of methamphetamine that was packaged for resale. It was determined that Cabrera was preparing to deliver methamphetamine to Peckat.
The methamphetamine seized by the CODE team during these arrests has a street resale value of over $33,500 dollars, and was of sufficient quantity to provide over 1300 user quantity doses to those in our communities who would be willing to purchase this drug.
The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force comprised of detectives from all Central Oregon law enforcement agencies including: Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Warm Springs Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Prineville Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Oregon National Guard.
The Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a multi-jurisdictional Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and is comprised of Officers from the Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Prineville Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriffs Department, Crook County Sheriffs Department, Madras Police Department, Tactical Medics from the City of Bend Fire Department, and a physician from St. Charles Medical Center.