Sisters men arrested on drug, weapon charges
Last updated 11/21/2023 at 10:03am
A father and son were both arrested on Monday, November 13, for distributing illegal narcotics in Central Oregon.
The arrests came as the result of a longer-term investigation by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team that was concluded when drug agents executed search warrants at two different locations in Redmond and Sisters. One search warrant was served in the 3000 block of Obsidian Place in Redmond, and the second search warrant was served in the 7000 block of Holmes Road east of Sisters.
The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, in collaboration with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, and the Deschutes County Illicit Marijuana Enforcement Team concluded a long-term investigation and surveillance operation with the arrest of both David Hanegraaf Jr. and David Hanegraaf Sr. Hanegraaf, Sr., age 64, is a Sisters-area resident.
During the past couple months, drug agents allegedly identified both David Hanegraaf Jr. and David Hanegraaf Sr. as fentanyl traffickers in the Central Oregon area. The investigation alleges that both men possessed and distributed large quantities of fentanyl in Central Oregon.
After a surveillance operation, both David Hanegraaf Jr. and David Hanegraaf Sr. were contacted in or near vehicles as they left their residences. Both were arrested, and then search warrants were served at both of their homes.
A subsequent search of David Hanegraaf Sr.'s home was conducted, and detectives located a commercial quantity of fentanyl, cocaine, and psilocybin mushrooms; also located were multiple firearms and U.S. currency.
Detectives also dismantled a large commercial marijuana grow, and a BHO (butane hash oil) extraction laboratory. The investigation allegedly revealed that Hanegraaf Sr. was growing marijuana, and selling the processed marijuana by shipping it around the United States.
A subsequent search of David Hanegraaf Jr.'s person was conducted, and detectives located fentanyl powder, packaging material, and U.S. currency. There was additional evidence of drug distribution located at his residence, according to law enforcement.
According to a CODE Team report, William Pelham was living on David Hanegraaf Sr.'s property in a class A motorhome tending to the marijuana grow at the location. The investigation allegedly revealed he was in possession of a rifle, and he is a convicted felon.
William Pelham, David Hanegraaf Jr., and David Hanegraaf Sr. were lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on multiple charges:
David John Hanegraaf Sr. (Sisters) - unlawful delivery of a schedule II controlled substance, unlawful possession of a schedule II controlled substance, unlawful delivery of cocaine, and unlawful possession of cocaine.
David Keith Hanegraaf Jr., 45-year-old Redmond resident - unlawful delivery of a schedule II controlled substance, unlawful possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
William Leslie Pelham, 54-year-old Sisters resident - unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
Additional charges may be filed in this case as the investigation is ongoing, the CODE Team reported.
Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.