Prineville man about to leave jail booked on additional drugs, weapons charges

A Prineville man about to leave jail Monday was booked on more than a dozen additional drug and weapons charges after law enforcement served a search warrant at his home.

According to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jake Childers, deputies and Prineville Police officers executed a search warrant in the 600 block of NW Martingale Road in Prineville at 7:30 Monday morning.

Childers said the warrant was obtained due to investigative efforts from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office patrol and correction deputies in response to the recent arrest of 30-year-old Christopher Labauve. Prior to his arrest, Labauve was an active drug dealer and fugitive in the Prineville community, Childers said.

Deputies acted quickly on investigative leads to recover firearms and other weapons which were unlawfully possessed by Labauve, who is a known convicted felon, Childers said.

He said deputies recovered two guns, ammunition and more than a dozen additional weapons which were unlawfully possessed by Labauve. Deputies also recovered a significant amount of drug paraphernalia and other evidence that pointed to drug trafficking out of the home, Childers said.

Deputies subsequently contacted Labauve as he was about to be released from the Crook County Jail. He was booked on 15 additional charges and remains in custody.

His bail is currently set at $160,000.

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