Four Arrested in NE Bend Drug Bust: firearms, meth, pot seized
Nov 10,2006 00:00 by Richard Burton

Two men and two women were arrested at a northeast Bend residence Thursday evening following execution of search warrant issued in connection with reports of stolen property being used as collateral to purchase methamphetamines, said authorites.  Detectives allegedly found meth, a marijuana growing operation, and stolen firearms.

An investigation that started Nov. 9 turned up information that stolen property was allegedly at 1888 NE Wichita Way, and that some of the property was being taken in as payment for methamphetamine sales, wrote Sgt. Paul Kansky in a news release issued by Bend Police.

A search warrant was executed about 6:30 p.m. by patrol officers and detectives of the Bend Police Department, and members of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT).  Methamphetamine, marijuana, and a stolen handgun and rifle were seized.  Marijuana was being grown in the residence, added Sgt. Kansky.

(left to right): Christa Curtis, Jacob Haff, Yvonne Magee, Christopher Howenstein - DCJ Photos 

Four individuals were arrested without incident and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail.

Christa Lynn Curtis, 35, is listed in Deschutes County property records as co-owner of the Bend residence.  She has been charged with first-degree manufacturing of controlled substances, second-degree possession of controlled substances, second-degree conspiracy to deliver controlled substances, first-degree theft, frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, and first-degree child neglect.

Yvonne Michelle Magee, a 37-year old Bend resident, was arrested for an outstanding warrant related to a Morrow County charge for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Jacob Lee Haff of Tumalo, 27, is charged with frequenting a place where controlled substances are used, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and a probation detainer warrant.

Christopher Lee Howenstein, a 24-year old transient, will face charges including first-degree delivery of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree theft, frequenting a place where drugs are used, and an unspecified warrant.