C. Bevans, J. Belcher

By JASON COX
Of the Keizertimes

A man arrested for dealing heroin out of a Modoc Drive home was sentenced last week to more than five years in prison.

Chad Michael Bevans, 34, pleaded guilty to three counts of delivering heroin – two within 1,000 feet of a school – and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. He was sentenced to a total of 67 months in state prison. Two one-year sentences and a six-month jail sentence will be served concurrently.

Bevans was arrested along with Jennifer Chantyl Belcher, 38, when Keizer Police served a search warrant on a house at 1767 Modoc Drive NE in the early hours of March 8. A 10-year-old child was taken into protective custody. The investigation started after neighbors complained of possible drug sales out of the home. Police found several swords along with dozens of used and new needles, a small amount of heroin, scales and packaging materials.

Belcher was convicted on two counts each of delivery of heroin and endangering the welfare of a minor. She will be placed on probation for the next three years, and faces a prison sentence if she violates terms, according to Tiffany Underwood, a deputy district attorney for Marion County.