Oregon Man arrested in drug bust had fentanyl stuffed in ‘body cavity’

An Oregon man arrested this week for violating drug laws had fentanyl pills stored in his “body cavity” when he was incarcerated in prison, police said.

Zecheriah Newcomb, 27, and Thomas Cole, 39, were arrested Wednesday after SWAT teams and local police raided a single-family home in Redmond following a lengthy drug investigation. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the sheriff’s office, investigators discovered that the main resident, Cole, was selling methamphetamine and fake oxycodone pills, or fentanyl, after being tipped off by a community concerned about drug activity in his home. I learned that

In addition, police said several wanted persons with “serious” criminal records lived in the house.

Zecheriah Newcomb, 27, was found with about 20 fentanyl tablets hidden in his rectum.

When the SWAT team arrived, they found eight people in the house and seized “commercial quantities” of meth and fentanyl pills.

Newcomb was arrested on a felony parole warrant.

While Newcombe was being processed at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Adult Prison, a booking agent sniffed out about 20 fentanyl pills encased in plastic that were stuffed into his rectum.

Grubb was arrested and charged with possession and delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance.

He was then charged with bringing contraband into a public security facility.

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