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DCSO: Trailhead Theft Suspects Arrested With Cache of Weapons, Drugs

BEND, OR -- A couple suspected of breaking into vehicles at local trailheads was arrested over the weekend. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says an employee at All Seasons RV/Marine reported seeing the pair on Saturday, just before noon, saying the man had a gun in his waistband. 

DCSO deputies contacted and detained both people. They say 33-year-old Cody Huckaby was carrying a 9mm semi-auto handgun and suspected fentanyl pills. He was also had a nation-wide warrant for his arrest for escape out of Washington. With him was 26-year-old Jesi Whiteantelope, also from Washington.

Detectives were contacted and a search warrant was obtained for the truck and trailer belonging to Huckaby and Whiteantelope. During the search of the truck and trailer, they found numerous identification cards and credit cards from the trailhead and day use area thefts. Deputies also discovered property from a burglary in the La Pine area, as well as nine firearms, replica police badges, an external body armor vest with "US Marshals" markings and a ballistic helmet. The truck Huckaby was operating was also equipped with red and blue emergency lights along with a siren. Deputies also seized Methamphetamine and suspected Fentanyl. 

Previous Coverage: Suspects Sought In Trailhead Thefts

Huckaby and Whiteantelope were both transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail. He's accused of Racketeering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (9 counts), Manufacture Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacture Delivery and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl), Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Aggravated Theft I, Criminal Impersonation of a Police Officer, False Information to a Police Officer, and a Warrant for Escape out of Washington State. She faces charges of Racketeering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (9 counts), Manufacture Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacture Delivery and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl), Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Aggravated Theft I, and  Criminal Impersonation of a Police Officer. More charges are likely as deputies continue to sort through evidence and locate additional evidence of crimes and victims. 

The Sheriff’s Office thanks the observant community member for reporting what he saw to our office. His actions are believed to have helped solve this and a number of other cases. 

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