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News Release
Drug Warrant Leads to Call Out of Bomb Squad (Photo) - 10/15/20

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: October 15, 2020 

Location: 51300 block of Huntington Rd La Pine, OR 

Arrested: Sunny Penny-Dunn III, male 29 years of age, La Pine OR


Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine

Unlawful Manufacture of an Explosive Device

Unlawful Possession of an Explosive Device

Theft in the First Degree

Unlawful Manufacture of a Marijuana Extract



The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit has been investigating Sunny Penny-Dunn for the sales of controlled substances in Deschutes County.  

On October 14, 2020, Street Crimes detectives conducted a search warrant at Penny-Dunn’s residence and found evidence of the use and sales of Methamphetamine and a BHO lab. In addition, an explosive device was located in the residence which prompted the deployment of the OSP Bomb Squad.  During the removal and safe destruction of the device, three neighboring apartments were evacuated for several hours. Detectives also located several thousand dollars of stolen satellite/dish equipment. 

Penny-Dunn was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail where he was lodged on the above mentioned charges. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad Unit and the FBI Bomb Squad Unit. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County.  

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


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