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BENT Drug Team Arrests Two Hermiston Men
Sergeant Michael Schutlz
Drug Enforcement Section
(541) 567-3215

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Two Hermiston-area men were arrested Wednesday by members of the interagency Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team (BENT) after an investigation led to the seizure of nearly 100 grams of crystal methamphetamine and over $8,600 cash.
On January 20, 2010 BENT detectives served a search warrant at 1215 SE 11th Street, Unit 45, in Hermiston related to a drug investigation. Subsequent search led to the seizure of approximately 98 grams of crystal methamphetamine and $8,641 cash. The estimated street value of the seized crystal methamphetamine is about $10,000.
Detectives arrested two individuals identified as:
  • HUMBERTO GORROZQUIETA ANDRADE, age 28, for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Frequenting/Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Used, and Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
  • CAITLAHUAC ANDRES GUERRA-PANIAGUA, age 29, for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and a Failure to Appear warrant.
Both men were lodged in the Umatilla County Jail and currently have INS Holds placed on them.
BENT is comprised of detectives from Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Pendleton Police Department, Hermiston Police Department, Milton-Freewater Police Department, Umatilla Tribal Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.