Friday, June 03, 2011
Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Team & Clatsop County Sheriff Make Drug Arrest Of 20 Year Old Mother For Heroin Use, Sale And Endangering Infant
20 year old Mother of a 5 month old Arrested on Drug Charges
Hammond, OR – Clatsop County Interagency Narcotic Team, with the assistance of the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a 20 year old mother on Thursday and discovered the mother, of a 5 month old baby girl, had been using heroin in the home she shared with the baby and her significant other Mitchell Simonsen.
Detectives say they received information that Vanessa Troffer was using heroin around the baby and selling the drug from her apartment. A case was developed and Detectives were able to purchase narcotics. The team received information the child was in imminent danger so a decision was made to make immediate entry for the safety of the child.
Detectives made entry at 500 Pacific Drive, Hammond, Oregon and arrested 20-year-old Troffer and charged her with possession, distribution and manufacturing of heroin as well as one count of first-degree child neglect. Scales, heroin, currency and packaging material were also seized. At the time of Troffer’s arrest Simonsen, her companion, was working on Clatsop County’s Inmate Work Crew for a prior PSC conviction.
Troffer’s 5-month-old baby girl was taken into custody by Oregon Department of Human Services, and Troffer was booked into the Clatsop County Jail, bail set at $375,000. Simonsen was violated for probation violation and held at the Clatsop County Jail.
For any additional information contact Sheriff Tom Bergin
Cell 503 791-0072