Hood River County

Sheriff's Office


2018 03-07

MINT Search Warrant & Arrests

PRESS RELEASE 03/07/2018

Mid Columbia Interagency Narcotics Task Force (MINT) conducted an investigation into the illegal delivery and possession of methamphetamine by a 23 year old female.  This investigation led to a search warrant for a residence, located at 411 Prospect Avenue, Hood River, Oregon.  The search warrant was executed by the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, Hood River City Police, and MINT in the early morning hours on 3/6/2018.

There were 5 arrests made at the residence and more charges are expected in the next few days.  Kimi Franks a 40 year old female, was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamines.  Randall Harman a 57 year old male, was arrested for unlawful manufacture of methamphetamines, unlawful possession of methamphetamines, and hindering prosecution.  Julian Helt a 33 year old male, was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamines and outstanding warrants.  Kakahoya Tewa Mitchell Thompson a 23 year old female, was arrested for unlawful possession of methamphetamines, unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful possession of a schedule III controlled substance, and outstanding warrants.  Mason Ward a 28 year old male, was arrested for a probation violation.  All the subjects were lodged at NORCOR.    

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information in this case or any drug related case is encouraged to call MINT.

MINT is comprised of law enforcement officers from The Dalles City Police, The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office MINT services Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties.  Anyone with information or concerns is encouraged to call the MINT Tip line 541-296-1885.