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Bend man arrested for luring minor, possession of psilocybin mushrooms - 12/01/23

Date: Dec. 1, 2023

Case #: 2023-00072020

Incident: Bend man arrested for luring, illegal possession of psilocybin mushrooms

Date / Time of Incident: Nov. 28, 2023 / 9:15 p.m. 

Location: 1400 block of SE Wilson Avenue, Bend 

Arrested: Hunter James Nash, 26-year-old Bend resident

Charges: Attempted Furnishing Liquor to A Minor, Possession of a Controlled Schedule I Substance, Attempted Delivery of a Schedule I Substance to a Minor (psilocybin mushrooms), Luring a Minor for Sexual Conduct, Online Sexual Corruption of a Child II, Attempted Sex Abuse III, Endangering a Minor’s Welfare

On Monday, Nov. 27, Bend Police began an investigation into adults attempting to lure minors for sex through social media and online dating sites. 

During that investigation, a Bend Police officer posing as a 16-year-old girl on a site was contacted by 26-year-old Bend resident Hunter James Nash. After learning that the person he was messaging was 16 years old, Nash sent explicit photos, as well as photos showing bags of psilocybin mushrooms he intended to share with the 16-year-old. Nash also offered to buy alcohol for the 16-year-old girl, and to buy condoms for their encounter. 

At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, the officer posing as the 16-year-old girl and Nash agreed to meet at Ponderosa Skate Park in the 1400 block of SE Wilson Avenue. When Nash arrived at the park, officers took him into custody and located condoms and a 12-pack of White Claw in Nash’s vehicle. Officers also recovered 28.51 grams of psilocybin mushrooms from Nash’s home. 

Nash was arrested and transported to the Deschutes County Jail on charges of Attempted Furnishing Liquor to A Minor, Possession of a Controlled Schedule I Substance, Attempted Delivery of a Schedule I  Substance to a Minor (psilocybin mushrooms), Luring a Minor for Sexual Conduct, second-degree Online Sexual Corruption of a Child, attempted third-degree Sex Abuse, and Endangering a Minor’s Welfare. 

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