“Operation Frogger” was a joint investigation by the Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies from Marion and Polk Counties
Attorney General John Kroger today announced the arrest of 22 people for their alleged participation in a major drug trafficking organization that dealt heroin in Marion, Clackamas and Polk Counties.
“Drug trafficking groups are on notice: If you sell drugs in Oregon, we are coming after you,” said Attorney General Kroger.
Today’s arrest sweep, dubbed “Operation Frogger”, arose from a multi-agency investigation involving the Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team; the offices of Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, Marion District Attorney Walt Beglau and Polk County District Attorney Stan Butterfield; and the Oregon Department of Justice.
Approximately 200 officers and deputies from throughout the Willamette Valley assisted with the service of the warrants.
Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers added, “Our Office is committed to collaborating with our law enforcement partners to address common issues. I applaud the men and women who put their own safety on the line to conduct these investigations and take these dealers off the streets. We owe them all a debt of gratitude”.
Polk County Sheriff’s Commander Jeff Isham commented, “These dealers are very mobile; they go where their business takes them. It’s nice to know we can pick up the phone and work with our peers at in the surrounding area”.
Search warrants were served at ten locations in Marion, Clackamas and Polk counties. Approximately $40,000 in cash, along with 341.5 grams of heroin, 28.5 grams of methamphetamine and 22 grams of marijuana was seized. Additionally, weapons, computers, a recreational quad and items used market drugs were seized.
The following individuals have been taken into custody on a variety of charges:
- Gary Wayne Hunter (DOB: 08/26/63)
- Velma Lee Hunter (DOB: 04/16/66)
- John Eugene Hunter (DOB: 05/22/61)
- Thomas Louis Reyes (DOB: 10/17/53)
- Sergio Alfredo Delgadillo (DOB: 01/27/70)
- Allen Russell Terwilleger (DOB: 04/17/59)
- Anthony James Mignogna (DOB: 09/24/68)
- Roy Monroe Crawford (DOB: 01/24/70)
- Joseph Edward Jensen (DOB: 01/08/73)
- Rodney Paul Blair (DOB: 09/11/49)
- Kari Ray Brough (DOB: 04/15/76)
- David Eugene Broadbent (DOB: 06/23/71)
- Dwayne Michael Schiavone (DOB: 10/04/63)
- Ernest Bruce Harmon (DOB: 03/07/51)
- Diane Marie Pastor (DOB: 03/13/88)
- Trevor Charles Terwilleger (DOB: 05/30/85)
- Richard Alan Lacy (DOB: 12/16/57)
- Manuel Gonzalez Trevino (DOB: 08/13/71)
- Kelly Sampson (DOB: 09/28/70)
- Rhonda Marie Ellyson (DOB: 10/15/75)
- David Lenhardt (DOB: 03/29/61)
- Lynn Gysler (DOB: 08/19/81)
A criminal defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
In 2009, the Department of Justice received a $1,531,744 federal grant to create a multi-agency Drug Crimes Strike Force. The new unit works with the Oregon High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area board, the Oregon Sheriffs’ Association, the Oregon Police Chiefs’ Association and the Oregon District Attorneys’ Association.
Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department’s mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.
- Statement by AG Kroger (mp3)
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