Prineville man arrested on drug-related charges
A Prineville man was arrested on several drug-related charges Monday in Bend.
According to a Crook County Sheriff's Office news release, on Sept. 10, deputies from the Crook County Sheriff's Office were assisted by members of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team in executing a search warrant at three storage units in Bend. The initial investigation began about one month prior.
Deputies responded to a civil complaint regarding a squatter and arrested Justin Kurz, a 42-year-old Prineville resident, on a confirmed Deschutes County arrest warrant.
During the arrest, deputies located a large amount of cocaine and prescription drugs on his person. Kurz was lodged in the Crook County Jail on the arrest warrant and possession, manufacture, and delivery of cocaine.
The investigation also revealed that there was a firearm stolen from the residence. Deputies continued their investigation and learned that Kurz had three storage units in Bend.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for the three storage units and found more prescription medication, two firearms, including the reported stolen firearm. The deputies found about 109 pounds of marijuana and about 87 pounds of marijuana edibles.
Kurz was arrested without incident on the following charges: possession of cocaine; manufacturing cocaine; delivery of cocaine; and confirmed arrest warrant out of Deschutes County.
After the search warrant was executed, Kurz is facing additional charges of: two counts of felon in possession of firearm; theft I; unlawful possession of marijuana, a felony; and unlawful possession of marijuana edibles, a felony.