Police arrest five for drug activity

HERMISTON - Hermiston police officers took five individuals into custody for manufacturing methamphetamine on Saturday.

A concerned citizen tipped off police after noticing strange odors coming from Apartment 33 at 690 S.W. Ninth St., rented by Jeremy Wayne Shular, 33.

The search yielded meth and evidence that Shular and four others allegedly had attempted to manufacture the drug there. Police arrested Shular, Tara Ann Matrix, 27, Travis Leroy Davis, 32, Dustin Duane Jackson, 30, and Jamie Kathleen Leinweber, 34. All are from Hermiston, except Jackson, who lives in Stanfield.

All five were lodged in the Umatilla County Jail and charged with manufacturing, possession and delivery of methamphetamine and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Investigation leads to arrests of two

HERMISTON - After a two-day investigation, Hermiston police arrested Irene Ulloa Sanchez, 50, and Tammy Rose Smith, 49, on drug-related charges on Friday.

Police sought Sanchez to serve a search warrant and eventually found her at the Economy Inn, at 895 N. First St. in Hermiston. A search of her room revealed four ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $6,000.

Sanchez, of 30954 W. Joy Lane, and Smith, of Plymouth, Wash., were lodged in the Umatilla County Jail. Sanchez was charged with possession, delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine and delivery and manufacture within 1,000 feet of a school. Smith was charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

Reports from a concerned citizen sparked the investigation.

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