ATHENA - Four people were arrested early Wednesday morning after police seized two methamphetamine labs, a small amount of meth and a marijuana growing operation at a High Street residence.
Police arrested Jimmy Leland Shelley, 43, and Rose Elizabeth McDonald, 43, both of 124 High St., on charges of possession of meth and pseudoephedrine - a key ingredient in making meth - manufacture of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a minor and maintaining a place where drugs are kept. They were booked into the Umatilla County Jail.
Karena Rae Wemm, 25, of 125 E. Van Buren, was also arrested, but released. She was cited with possession of meth, frequenting a place where drugs are kept and endangering the welfare of a minor.
The minor, a 17-year-old boy whose name was not released, also lived at the High Street residence and was lodged at the Umatilla County Juvenile Detention Center pending charges of possession of meth, pseudoephedrine and less than one ounce of marijuana.
According to Det. Mike Davis, Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team detectives assisted by Athena Police, served a search warrant at 124 High St. at around 7:10 a.m. Wednesday. The warrant was the result of a two-month investigation.
At the residence, police found two partially active meth labs, as well as a small amount of meth, and a small marijuana growing operation.
BENT consists of detectives from the Pendleton and Umatilla Tribal police departments, the Oregon State Police and the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office.