Ex-deputy pleads guilty in meth sting.Byline: Rebecca Nolan The Register-Guard
A former Coos County Coos County is the name of two counties in the United States:
An undercover federal agent and a police informant bought methamphetamine and crystal methamphetamine from 35-year-old Damon Richard Yanes II of North Bend North Bend is the name of several places in the United States of America:
Audio recordings were made of all three transactions.
Yanes was arrested in March of this year. He pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Eugene on Thursday to selling just under 50 grams of the drug to the agent and the informant.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 7 before District Judge Ann Aiken. In the meantime Adv. 1. in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
meantime, meanwhile , he is free on his own recognizance own recognizance (O.R.) n. the basis for a judge allowing a person accused of a crime to be free while awaiting trial, without posting bail, on the defendant's own promise to appear and his/her reputation. .
Yanes had worked as a jailer for the Coos County Sheriff's Office from at least 1993 until June of 2003. Federal court documents indicate that he began selling drugs after he left the agency.
He was among several people arrested as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Black Ice," an 18-month investigation that focused on a meth meth
Methamphetamine hydrochloride. syndicate in Coos and Douglas counties. Search warrants were served at several south coast restaurants believed to be fronts for drug-dealing operations.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Yanes, he was the primary target of the investigation, which began in March 2004 with information provided to the South Coast Interagency Narcotics narcotics n. 1) techinically, drugs which dull the senses. 2) a popular generic term for drugs which cannot be legally possessed, sold, or transported except for medicinal uses for which a physician or dentist's prescription is required. Team by an informant.
On March 10, 2004, a paid confidential source who had known Yanes for several years paid Yanes $800 for about an ounce of meth during a "controlled buy" in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store in Coos Bay. Analysis showed the sample was 31 percent pure meth.
On April 28, 2004, an undercover DEA DEA - Data Encryption Algorithm agent bought about 1 ounce of crystal meth - a purer form of the drug - for $1,800 from Yanes in the same parking lot. That sample was 91 percent pure meth, the criminal complaint says. Then, on May 19, 2004, the same agent bought 2 ounces of crystal meth from Yanes for $2,600 during two separate controlled buys in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Those samples were 51 percent and 60 percent pure methamphetamine.