Day: March 8, 2012

Cops cuff two on meth, heroin sales charges

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes  Police took a 10-year-old girl into protective custody and arrested two people accused of selling methamphetamine and heroin out of a home on Modoc Drive NE. Keizer Police served a search warrant on 1767 Modoc Drive NE at about 7 a.m. Thursday morning after investigating possible drug sales out of the home for several months. At least four adults, plus a child of one of the suspects, were home when officers served their search warrant. One suspect told officers he had at least 20 regular customers. Police found several swords along with dozens of used and new needles, a small amount of heroin, scales and packaging materials. Authorities started their investigation after neighbors complained of possible drug sales from the home. Additional charges could be forthcoming, said Sgt. Bob Trump. Both lived at the home in Keizer. Arrested were: • Chad Michael Bevans, 34, six counts of delivery of a controlled substance, three of which are within 1,000 feet of a school, six counts of possessing a controlled substance and two counts of endangering welfare of a minor. Total bail: $490,000. • Jennifer Chantyl Belcher, 38, one count each of possessing and delivering controlled substance, two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. Total bail:...

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Artist’s magazine touts outsider work

By JASON COX Of the Keizerimes A Keizer artist is working to take his local vision out into the global art marketplace. Jonathan Boys, who founded the Emerge Art Show while president of the Keizer Art Association, is partnering with Scion to run the show monthly in Portland. It now has a magazine – Emerging Artists Magazine – to go along with it. Who is emerging, anyway? “It’s an artist that … doesn’t have national or world recognition,” Boys said. “You’re looking at an artist charging $15 up to the $4,000 or $5,000 range – and by charging I mean actually selling. People put $5,000 on something and they never sell it.” The magazine has published two editions thus far and Boys is at work on the third. For sure, most of the work featured in it is a bit more edgy than Salem-Keizer is used to.  Then again, that was the point. Of about the 1.5 million artists Boys classifies under the “emerging” moniker, he said maybe 10 magazines are covering them. “And the newspapers really don’t cover them,” Boys said. “It (would be) like, ‘Hey, look at these artists who aren’t accepted by the establishment!’ They’re putting their credibility on the line.” To be sure, Boys experienced frustration trying to get publicity for his Salem shows – he said the daily newspaper barely acknowledged his monthly shows...

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