A Raymond man admitted to police that he broke into a state building to fund his methamphetamine habit. Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Matlock with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office tells us on December 1st they investigated a report of a burglary at the Department of Natural Resources office in the 900 block of state route 6 in Menlo. Forced entry to the office was made and several items of interest were taken. Deputies processed the scene and continued gathering information as an ongoing investigation. Deputies were able to identify an adult male suspect as a result of their investigation.
The name and description of the suspect were given to other deputies and officers in the area. On December 16th, an alert Raymond Police officer recognized the suspected burglar and contacted the suspect. The officer found that the suspect had an outstanding warrant and placed the suspect under arrest. A search of the subject uncovered several baggies of suspected methamphetamine.
The arrested suspect was identified as Mark A. Busbey, age 33 of Raymond. Busbey was interviewed by deputies and admitted to committing the burglary. Busbey stated that he sold the stolen items to help fund his methamphetamine habit.
Busbey was transported to the Pacific County Jail and booked on charges of Burglary in the 2nd degree, 4 counts of Possession of Methamphetamine and the arrest warrant.