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Prineville man facing ID theft, drug, weapons charges


A 39-year-old Prineville man faces ID theft, drug possession and other charges in a case that began with an allegedly forged medical prescription and led to a weekend raid on his home, police said Monday.

Police initiated an investigation Friday involving Travis Wade Hendrix and a forged medical prescription for 180 30mg morphine tablets, signed by a doctor who retired more than two months ago, said Capt. Larry Seymour..The pharmacy called to check into it and notified police, he said.

On Saturday morning, Hendrix allegedly sent another family member to pick up the prescription, and that person was contacted and interviewed, Seymour said, adding that there are no charges at this time involving that family member.

Hendrix was arrested on Saturday as he left his home, and police later raided his camp-trailer residence at a property on Northeast Court Street. They were aided in the search warrant execution by the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team and Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, Seymour said. They found drug paraphernalia and a modified (altered) rifle.

Hendrix was booked into the Crook County Jail on Class C felony charges of identity theft, tampering with drug records, methamphetamine possession and felon in possession of a weapon. He was later released due to crowding at the jail, Seymour said.

An online check of court records finds an extensive criminal history for Hendrix in Crook County, dating back to 1995, on charges ranging from assault and theft to criminal mischief, DUII and harassment.

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