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KEIZER, Oregon — A former winner of the Miss Teen Oregon-World competition was one of three people arrested when police raided two places as a part of a drug investigation.

Jaime France, 23, who won a 2009 beauty pageant, was arrested Wednesday on methamphetamine charges, according to Keizer police.

More serious crimes in the case date back to June and involve Erin and Jarrod Wells. They face child neglect charges after two young boys, ages 4 and 7, were found in a home at the time a search warrant was served, Fox12 reported.

Police said they found heroin and methamphetamine throughout the home on Saundra Lee Way and within easy reach of the two boys. They also found garbage stacked, a burned mattress, numerous hand-held torches and generally chaotic conditions, officers said.

Erin Wells and the two children were inside the home when police arrived, but Jarrod Wells was not. That led police to track him down at the Rodeway Inn on Astoria Way in Salem, where he was staying with France. Inside that motel room, police said they found a few grams of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as records of drug sales.

France, who formerly lived in Redmond, faces charges of possession of meth, possession of heroin and possession of suboxene.

Jarrod Wells faces charges of delivery of meth within 1,000 feet of a school, delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school and child neglect, among other charges related to drug possession.

Erin Wells is charged with possession of meth and heroin, in addition to child neglect.

The two children have been placed in the care of a relative of the Wells’ by a Department of Human Services case worker.

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