Contraband Intercepted at Coos Co. Jail
CCSO release – Date / Time: September 29, 2023, 1:15 a.m.; Classification: Supplying Contraband; Location: Coos County Jail; Illegal substance sent via mail to Adult in Custody at the Coos County Jail. On September 29th, 2023, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Deputy Tindall was screening incoming mail at the Coos County Jail. Deputy Tindall observed a drawing that was very light in color on the inside of the envelope. Due to previous experiences, Deputy Tindall suspected the drawing was an attempt to smuggle contraband into the facility. With the assistance of Sgt. Clayburn, Deputy Tindall was able to use the TruNarc Handheld Narcotics Analyzer. The substance tested positive to be a synthetic cannabinoid. This illegal substance is re-activated by the user by applying moisture. Thanks to Deputy Tindall’s due diligence, he kept this illegal substance from entering the housing facility at the Coos County Jail. We are incredibly thankful for our Corrections Deputy and their unwavering attention to detail.
Felon in Possession of Firearm
CCSO release – Date / Time: September 30th, 2023, around 9:25 am; Case Number(s): 202300029181; Classification: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possessing a Stolen Vehicle; Location: Milepost 5 on Seven Devils Rd.; Suspect(s): Deven Dunn (32). A 32-year-old man driving a stolen vehicle was a Felon in possession of a Firearm. On September 30th, 2023, around 9:25 a.m., Deputy H. Francis observed a black SUV driving on West Beaver Hill Rd in Coos Bay. Deputy Francis recognized the vehicle and its license plate from a notice she received regarding the vehicle being stolen. Deputy Francis confirmed with Coos County Dispatch that the vehicle was indeed reported as stolen. Deputy Francis pulled the vehicle over at Milepost 5 on Seven Devils Rd and ordered the driver out of the vehicle. The driver, Deven Dunn (32), complied with all commands and insisted he didn’t know the vehicle was stolen. During a vehicle search, Deputy Francis located a 12 gauge shotgun in the back seat. Due to Mr. Dunn being a convicted felon he is not legally allowed to possess a firearm. Mr. Dunn told Deputy Francis that he simply “Found” the firearm. Mr. Dunn was taken into custody for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and transported to the Coos County Jail where he was booked and held. Thank you Deputy Francis for your attention to detail! Keep up the good work.