>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer Paper 10/22/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Prescription drugs found in police raid

Print

Prescription drugs found in police raid

Sheriff’s officials say a seizure during a raid last week on an Island City home primarily consisted of prescription narcotics.

Joshua Ryan Alvarez, 21, of Island City, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his residence at 10100 S. Sterling St. in Island City on charges of possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance and manufacture of a controlled substance.

“The bulk of the seizure consisted of oxycodone,” said Capt. Craig Ward of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Ward said last week that the arrest was made to intercept and interrupt drug trafficking.

Tuesday Ward said that abuse of prescription narcotics is getting worse.

“It’s a growing problem nationally and locally,” he said.

Ward said up until recently those drugs were relatively easy to get. Oregon has implemented more stringent prescription monitoring measures, including one that requires some prescriptions, like for painkillers, to be delivered by hand to pharmacies. 

The arrest last week in Island City was a result of about a year-long investigation, Capt. Ward said. Agencies involved included the Union-Wallowa Drug Task  Force, Oregon State Police, Union County Sheriff’s Office and La Grande Police Department.

Alvarez is set to appear in Union County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Nov. 26.

Print

blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

order windows xp pro online cheapest powerpoint 2003 buy windows xp service pack 2
should i buy windows 7 home premium or ultimate price of visio 2007 buy filemaker pro 10 upgrade buy toast titanium 9 adobe photoshop cs3 price http://www.ears.dmu.ac.uk/?hosturl=2736&... adobe dreamweaver discount cheapest microsoft office 2013 http://www.scripts.com/?cmJ=G5979&cmC=68...
ordering champix without a perscription 
cheapest cialis 
cialis online pharmacy 
low cost kamagra online viagra gel cialis where to buy
discount elements 8 for mac microsoft windows 7 ultimate best price buying painter 11
buy adobe cs5 web premium cheapest adobe cs4 design premium