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Multiple Illegal Marijuana Search Warrants in Juniper Acres (Photo) - 10/16/19

Date:  October 16th, 2019

 

Date of incident:  October 8th, 2019

 

Type of Incident:  Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations/Multiple Search Warrants

 

Location:  Juniper Acres, Crook County, Oregon

 

Arrested:

 

Burke, Shawn 39 year old male, Prineville, OR  resident

  • Manufacture of BHO Extract
  • Possession of ¼ oz of Extract
  • Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Lamkin, James 29 year old male, Prineville, OR resident

  • Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Psilocybin (Mushrooms)
  • Arrest Warrant out of Deschutes County

Kennedy, Lee  39 year old male, Bend, OR  resident

  • Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance

 

Narrative:

 

Members of the Deschutes County Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team spent several months investigating complaints from the Alfalfa community related to ongoing suspected illegal marijuana grow operations.  The Alfalfa community’s concerns ranged from increased traffic to a steady increase in suspicious activity.  Investigators determined the root cause of this activity was directly related to multiple illegal marijuana grow operations in Juniper Acres, which is located about 10 miles East of the Alfalfa store in Crook County. 

 

The investigation culminated in the service of 5 search warrants in the Juniper Acres area. The search warrants led to the seizure of over 1000 marijuana plants (some as tall as 15 feet), over 200 pounds of processed marijuana, 1 Butane Honey Oil (BHO) Lab, 9 firearms, Psilocybin (mushrooms) and nearly $12,000.00 in cash.  All five sites had sophisticated illegal marijuana grow operations and there was evidence to support the illegal marijuana was destined for out of state delivery.  3 suspects were arrested as a result of this investigation.  This case is ongoing and additional investigation may lead to additional arrests.   

 

The Deschutes County Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team was assisted by Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team, Central Oregon Emergency Response Team, Crook County Sheriff’s Office and Crook County Road Department. 

 

The Deschutes County Illegal Marijuana Enforcement team consists of a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Detective, a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana analyst and a Bend Police Department Detective assigned to the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team.  The team focuses on illegal marijuana operations that directly affect residents in Deschutes County.   

Attached Media Files: Marijuana Plants , Seized Guns
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