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Former Oregon Beauty Queen Arrested For Meth Possession (Photos)

| by Dominic Kelly

Pictures of a former Oregon beauty queen following her arrest on drug-related charges shows the very real effects that crystal meth use has on one’s physical appearance.

Back in 2009, Jamie France was crowned Miss Teen Oregon-World. Five years later, the 23-year-old crystal meth addict looks like an entirely different person.

France is currently being held on $30,000 bail after being arrested and subsequently charged with possession of methamphetamine, heroin and suboxene.

France’s arrest was part of a raid at a drug den where police shockingly found two young children, ages 4 and 7, living with their parents. Police say that the drugs found in the home were within reach of the two children and that the condition of the home could only be described as “generally chaotic.”

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In addition to France’s arrest, 37-year-old Erin Wells and her husband, Jarrod Wells, 37, were arrested for possession and sale of heroin and methamphetamines. Erin Wells was reportedly arrested first, and the children were taken into protective custody. A short time later, Jarrod and France were arrested after being found in a hotel.

“During the search of the Saundra Lee Way address, investigators found household items and garbage stacked; generally chaotic conditions,” said a Keizer Police Department spokesperson in a statement. “A mattress that had been previously burned was found as were burn marks on carpeting and indications of smoke damage. Numerous hand-held torches were found throughout the home and were used in the distribution and use of the controlled substances. All the smoke detectors except one had been removed from the home.

"Heroin and methamphetamine were strewn throughout the home and were within easy reach of the two children. The investigation revealed that in addition to selling controlled substances, the three adults were regularly using the substances.

"Keizer Police Department would like to take this opportunity to caution against the use of illegal controlled substances because of the terrible long-term affects to the user, their families and our communities. Jamie France, formerly of Redmond, Oregon, was the 2009 winner of the Miss Teen Oregon-World competition.”

Sources: Daily Mail, Statesman Journal, The Daily Mirror / Photo Source: The Daily Mirror