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Curry County Sheriff’s Office Recent Cases
On March 3rd, the Sheriff’s office conducted an investigation into alleged drug contraband being smuggled into the Curry County Jail. During the investigation, three current inmates of the jail were charged with supplying and/or possessing contraband in a correctional facility. The inmates charged were: Neal Bienick Warren, charged with Supplying Contraband X3, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine), Interfering With a Peace Officer, and Tampering With Evidence; Tevis Eugene Scheuchzer, charged with Supplying Contraband, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine); Shaun Paul Louis Iverson, charged with Supplying Contraband, Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine). It is alleged that Inmate Warren, who was lodged in the jail on 03/05/2013, brought the contraband drugs and drug paraphernalia into the facility concealed inside his body, then distributed the contraband drugs to the other inmates.
Supplying/possessing contraband in a correctional facility is a Class C Felony.
The Curry County Sheriff’s Office also assisted the Oregon State Police Game Division in the seizure of a three-year-old American Alligator from 98410 North Bank Chetco River Road. Investigators had learned of the presence of the alligator at the residence and later determined that possession of this alligator was unlawful as it is a protected species in Oregon. The Oregon State Police seized the alligator with plans to transport it to an animal rehabilitation facility, with future relocation to Florida where the alligator will be released.
Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 46248 Highway 101 in Langlois regarding a report of an illegal marijuana growing operation. Deputies seized 23 marijuana plants, and cited Markwood Scott Hull, for Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana. Crimestoppers is a private non-profit entity that partners with law enforcement and specializes in collecting crime information from anonymous citizens and gives cash rewards to those folks who provide information that leads to arrest and conviction of the persons responsible. Anonymous citizens are able to collect these cash rewards without revealing their identities.