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Bend man arrested in Terrebonne traffic stop; drugs, cash seized

Drugs, cash, loaded handgun seized in Terrebonne traffic stop
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Drugs, cash, loaded handgun seized in Terrebonne traffic stop

TERREBONNE, Ore. (KTVZ) – An investigation of a Bend man accused of selling drugs in Deschutes County led to a traffic stop near Terrebonne, the man’s arrest and seizure of drugs, cash and a loaded handgun, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said Sunday.

The Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit had been investigating the 38-year-old man for drug sales in the county. Detectives learned Thursday that he was returning to the county with possible drugs in his possession, Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan said.

Detectives spotted the man driving a Jeep Wrangler headed south on Highway 97 near Terrebonne, Sullivan said. He was stopped around 5 p.m. Thursday at Ogden Wayside near Highway 97 by Street Crimes detectives, Community Action Target Team deputies and members of the sheriff’s office SWAT Team.

Sheriff’s K-9 Masa and partner Deputy Ben Bartness responded and alerted to the presence of drugs in the Jeep. A search found about ¾ of a pound of methamphetamine, about a half-pound of heroin, more than $7,000 in cash and a loaded handgun, Sullivan said.

The man first was taken to St. Charles Bend for medical treatment, then lodged in the county jail on charges of heroin and meth possession and delivery, felon in possession of a firearm and failure to register as a sex offender, as well as a parole violation for which he remained held without bail Sunday.

The Street Crimes Unit focuses on street-level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes. The two CATT deputies work proactively in problem areas.

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Barney Lerten

Barney is the digital content director for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Barney here.



    1. 2019:

      “There were 116 seizures made statewide in 2019, down from 120 made in 2018. 94.8 percent of these were made by local agencies and 77.3 percent were filed as civil forfeitures. 100.0 percent of all seizures were drug related. The three most common circumstances of search and seizure reported were probable cause (no warrant), incident to arrest, and search warrant/seizure order. The three most common natures of prohibited conduct leading to search and seizure were delivery, controlled substances, and manufacture. Further detail regarding 2019 seizures is available in Tables 5 and 7–8.”

      “Statewide, the receipts made available for disposition in 2019 totaled $1,896,216.01. After costs and distributions, the net proceeds for law enforcement totaled $940,024.12. The majority of dispositions occurred under civil forfeitures from local agencies, the next largest number of dispositions under criminal forfeitures from local agencies, the next largest under civil forfeitures from state agencies, and finally the smallest number of dispositions under criminal forfeitures from state agencies.”

      “Statewide, agencies reported a total of $889,408.43 received as a result of asset forfeiture in 2019, $1,567,412.87 spent, and an end of 2019 balance of $2,399,896.09. A more detailed look at use of proceeds broken down by agency can be found in Table 11.”


        153.633 Distribution to state
        153.640 Disposition of fines for traffic offenses; circuit court
        153.645 Disposition of fines for traffic offenses; justice court
        153.650 Disposition of fines for traffic offenses; municipal court
        153.655 Disposition of fines for mass transit district ordinance violations
        153.657 Disposition of fines for school attendance violations
        153.660 Use of amounts paid to county treasurer
        153.675 Disposition of amounts payable to state and local governments
        153.680 Costs

  1. Bendtucky has a drug issue it seems. Bringing the stuff in and selling it around to the outlying towns just so they can afford their McMansions on the west side, kinda like a second job. But hey, No worries, Creepy China Joe Obiden will fix everything!!!!

    1. You betcha. There is no way drug cartels would take advantage of Joe Biden’s open border policies and smuggle in drugs and violent gangsters. NO WAY.

      1. you are absolutely right, as usual – there were no drugs before 3 months ago – how did you get to be so very clever – genius material, you

    2. Looked at it another way, dude had to drive all the way to Terrebonne to get to his customer base. Either way, I’m completely good with this guy getting pinched. What a loser.

    3. Where there is a demand it will be met with a supply. It is simple economics, if nobody was buying this poison there would be nobody selling it. Bust all the dope dealers you can, but as long as there is a demand for the product there will be more stepping up selling it.
      The real problem here is the consumers.

    4. – yea, it’s Joe Biden’s fault – looks like you like him, or at least get off on getting our Joe Nose guy all… stimulated

      – native? – what tribe?

    1. Here’s my summation of our company’s policy, revised last fall and posted here several times (and of course, not disputing that the name is easily findable):
      In general, it’s a revised policy that has to do in large part with the permanent, searchable nature of the internet and a responsibility to minimize harm. We do name some suspects arrested in major crimes, but no longer automatically list or use the booking photos on all names released by law enforcement, as in the past.
      That can change when formal charges are filed- which are quite often different than for the initial arrest.)
      There are some people who think we should even post all victims’ names – every bit of public info. At the other extreme, there are those who think no suspect should be publicly named until a conviction. In the middle are 1,000s of judgment calls – what charge is serious enough to warrant more info (impact on public safety, etc.)
      Similar judgments are made in terms of rescues. 
      I hope that helps a bit.

    2. I would carry a laptop with a bunch of photos of Hunter Biden smoking crack on it. If the police discovered that, it wouldn’t even be a news story. Gotta protect our Comander…you ..know…you…know…the thing.

  2. Another high quality transplant from San Joes, CA. By the looks of his social media, he’s spent a lot of his life locked up. Sad that so many of these people never learn their lesson or chose a better path in life.

      1. This guy is the one with the “sad existence”. He has already been arrested multiple times in Deschutes County and should be a registered sex offender for multiple crimes.

  3. Guys just trying to make an honest living. Drugs would be just be better if they were legal. Alcohol is legal and is one of the most lethal drugs in the world. Why the double standard?

    Oh…tax dollars. Lol

    1. A glass of wine is not a hit of crack, regardless of the tax involved.
      And FYI, thanks to liberals in this state hard drugs are cheaper than a parking ticket.

    1. I tried to post links to this guy’s prior arrest news articles (from KTVZ and Bulletin) and it was deleted. I never mentioned the criminals name, just links to two prior arrests here in Deschutes County and the sex offender registration info mentioned in the above article. Not sure why Barney chose to delete it. You can see his arrest info and his history at Deschutes County Sheriff Facebook page.

        1. More excellent journalism from Central Oregon news leader. 🙄. Evidently there are only four W’s in Z-21’s playbook as the W for Who gets dropped all the time.

  4. Thank God our southern border is wide open now.
    Joe and the Toe are going to swamp us with terrorists, drug dealers and traffickers, and then take away our guns, free speech and country.

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