HERMISTON — Umatilla County sheriff’s deputies made an arrest and seized cash, cocaine and marijuana when they found a Montana man on a drug run.
The sheriff’s office in a written statement reported that reserve deputies Jerry Trujillo and Hector Ortiz were patrolling late Saturday in the area of Powerline Road and Country Lane near Hermiston when they spotted two vehicles on the side of the road, a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox and a 2007 Subaru Impreza, both with Montana plates.
“When the deputies stopped to check on the vehicles and occupants, they saw a clear plastic bag of white powder inside the Equinox,” according to the statement.
Trujillo spoke to the driver, Eric Dunbar, 18, from Helena, Montana, who said the powder was cocaine, according to the sheriff’s office.
The deputies detained Dunbar and three occupants from the two vehicles: Koby Martin, 19, Faith Scow, 20, and Shayne Scow, 18.
The deputies found the following: 5.3 ounces of cocaine, 13.1 ounces of hash/butane honey oil, 7 grams of crack/rock cocaine, and almost 5.9 pounds of marijuana, along with $2,400 cash.
Deputies booked Dunbar into the county jail, Pendleton, for delivery of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and possession and delivery of cocaine, felonies. Undersheriff Jim Littlefield said deputies released the others, but they could face charges after the case goes to grand jury.