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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 6, 2015

Bend Drug Dealer Sentenced to 72 Months in Federal Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – On March 5, 2015, Gavin Fraser, 27, of Bend, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to 72 months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Upon his release from prison, Fraser will be on federal supervised release for four years.

On July 1, 2013, members of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE) observed Fraser’s vehicle as it engaged in a trip to Portland – a trip which officers believed was for the purpose of picking up drugs and transporting them back to the Bend area for distribution.  Officers stopped and searched the vehicle as it returned to Bend and discovered Fraser was transporting approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine, 24 grams of heroin, scales, packaging materials, and a .22 caliber handgun.

Fraser has prior convictions for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and heroin and has been the subject of several investigations by CODE, which also investigated and handled the July 1, 2013 case.  The CODE team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force supported by the following Central Oregon law enforcement agencies:  Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department,  Prineville Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, Black Butte Police Department, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Warm Springs Tribal Police Department, Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County District Attorney’s Offices, and the Oregon National Guard.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan J. Lichvarcik.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 10, 2015