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News Release
fentanyl arrest
fentanyl arrest
Search Warrant Leads to Arrest of Fentanyl Trafficker, Concludes Long Term Investigation (Photo) - 02/20/24

***UPDATE***

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit (SCU) continued their investigation into the commercial drug offenses alleged to have been committed by Jeffrey Cluff of Bend. 

Cluff had been the target of SCU investigators for trafficking fentanyl in Deschutes County and was believed to be the leader of a localized drug trafficking organization. Upon serving a search warrant at Cluff’s trailer a substantial quantity of fentanyl and methamphetamine was located and Cluff was charged for the illegal distribution. 

As part of SCU’s ongoing criminal investigation and additional search warrant was served at a separate location that Cluff is associated with in Bend. The result of this search yielded an additional commercial quantity of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl and nearly $37,000 in US currency and over $2,000 in Australian currency. 

Through their investigation narcotics detectives believed these were proceeds from illegal drug sales and seized the cash as fruits of the crimes of Cluff’s drug operation.

SCU would like to thank the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team for their assistance during this investigation.

 

***END OF UPDATE***

 

 

Released By: Sergeant Jason Wall

Release Date: February 15, 2024

Location: 22000 block of Nelson Road, Deschutes County 

Arrested: Cluff, Jeffrey Jack 54-year-old male, Bend

Charges: Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance-Fentanyl, Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance-Fentanyl, Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Felony Warrant-Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Narrative:

On February 14th, 2024, detectives with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit (SCU) concluded a long-term investigation into the possession and distribution of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine in Deschutes County with the arrest of Cluff.

SCU detectives identified Cluff as a fentanyl trafficker in Deschutes County through several separate investigations indicating that Cluff was a primary source of supply for localized fentanyl distribution.

Detectives from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, working alongside detectives from the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team developed enough investigative information to secure a search warrant for Cluff’s residence, near the Bend Airport.

Narcotics detectives coordinated a traffic stop utilizing the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Target Team (CATT) resulting in the arrest of Cluff and seizure of a criminal amount of powder fentanyl packaged for delivery.

Narcotics detectives then executed a search warrant at Cluff’s trailer and seized a commercial quantity of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, a commercial quantity of suspected powdered fentanyl and a commercial quantity of methamphetamine.

As a result of the investigation investigators learned Cluff maintained a connection with a Drug Trafficking Organization in the Portland area which served as his source of fentanyl supply. Cluff would purchase large quantities of fentanyl and methamphetamine from this source and redistribute the controlled substance to localized dealers within Deschutes County as well as directly distributing the controlled substance to local users. 

The SCU Detectives investigative information shows Cluff was operating in the capacity of the head of this localized drug trafficking organization. Cluff was arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on the above-mentioned charges.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit would like to thank the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team for their assistance with information that aided in this investigation.

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 210,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 265 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 195 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County. 

 

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