A Bend woman has been arrested and indicted on suspicion of selling heroin out of a retirement home.
Patricia Trapman, 30, is being held at the Deschutes County jail on charges of delivery and possession of heroin. She is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 8.
In a search warrant affidavit filed in Deschutes County Circuit Court in early December, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Detective Daniel Graham stated that he and Sgt. Deke Demars had received tips about Trapman selling heroin from the Pilot Butte Retirement Center on NE 27th Street in Bend.
In August, Graham had assisted Bend Police in arresting Trapman on charges of DUII and heroin possession at the retirement home, where, according to the affidavit, she was staying with her former mother-in-law.
Graham contacted an informant working with the sheriff’s office, who reported they had bought heroin from Trapman at the retirement home.
The informant — a convicted felon with additional pending charges — contacted Trapman, and in a phone call monitored by Graham, Trapman allegedly stated she had heroin to sell.
A second informant told investigators Trapman was “actively and currently” selling heroin from the retirement home, according to the affadavit.
Deputies were issued a warrant to search the room at the retirement home. The Dec. 6 search turned up a bag of heroin and a digital scale behind the bathroom sink, along with a spoon, a syringe and baggies in the bathroom.
Iva Miller with Pacific Retirement Services, which operates the Pilot Butte Retirement Center, said the company maintains a zero-tolerance policy toward illegal drugs on its properties and is cooperating with law enforcement.
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