Two from Oroville arrested on drug charges

Cassandra J. Vandeveer

Cassandra J. Vandeveer

OROVILLLE – Members of the drug task force and local law enforcement arrested a man and young woman Wednesday on suspicion of dealing drugs from an Oroville residence.

The North Central Washington Narcotics Tax Force executed a search warrant at 1134 22nd Ave. with assistance from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, the Special Response Team, Oroville Police Department and Border Patrol K9 Max, according to Sheriff Frank Rogers.

Jason C. Youker, 38, and Cassandra J. Vandeveer, 19, were arrested and booked into Okanogan County Jail for delivery of a controlled substance, according the sheriff.

“After a very long investigation the warrant was executed and two suspects were arrested as they tried to flee the residence out the back door,” wrote Rogers in a press release Friday. “Youker and Vandeveer have been selling a lot of drugs from the residence and several arrests have been made prior to the search warrant being executed.

“Youker, who also goes by “Iceman,” is very familiar to law enforcement.”

At the residence they seized $9,000 in cash, almost a pound of suspected heroin and marijuana in three different containers which was ready for sale, said the Sheriff. They also found mushrooms and methamphetamine.

“Excellent job by the Task Force and everyone involved,” writes Rogers.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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