OSP Traffic Stop Near Redmond Results in Drug Interdiction
On Saturday, December 16th at approximately 10:00PM, OSP Troopers from the Bend Area Command stopped a White 2008 Ford Crown Victoria on US HWY 97 near milepost 143 for numerous traffic infractions.
Subsequent investigation revealed the driver had purchased the vehicle in La Pine about 20 minutes earlier and was impaired. A Drug detection K-9 was requested from Redmond P.D.
After a positive alert on the vehicle, a search located over 40 pounds of Marijuana and Marijuana extracts as well as the driver being in possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax) and a concealed handgun.
Jeffery Scott Heiner, 51 years old from Boise, Idaho was taken into custody and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on multiple charges to include Unlawful possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, Delivery and Possession in excess of 8 lbs of marijuana, Possession of more than 1/4 ounce of marijuana extract, unlawful exportation of marijuana and marijuana extract, reckless driving, reckless endangering and hit and run. Troopers are continuing to investigate as Heiner may have also been involved in an earlier hit and run crash involving a vehicle he abandoned in La Pine earlier in the evening.