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Two Gresham residents suspected of being large-scale methamphetamine dealers are facing drug charges in Clackamas County.

The Clackamas County Interagency Task Force arrested Samuel Caleb Mertz, 25, and Jonalynn Gypsie Nelson, 19, Thursday night in a parking lot off Southeast 82nd Avenue. Both are set to be arraigned today in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

Detective Jim Strovink, Clackamas County sheriff’s spokesman, said task force police seized three ounces of methamphetamine, one-quarter ounce of heroin, OxyContin tablets, $3,271 in cash and a loaded stolen semiautomatic pistol.

Nelson was trying to hide two ounces of meth in her underwear, Strovink said.

Mertz is being held without bail in the Clackamas County Jail. He is accused of possessing drugs, dealing drugs, first-degree theft, being an ex-con in possession of a firearm and violating parole from a previous conviction in Multnomah County.

Nelson is being held on $4,000 bail. She is accused of possessing drugs.

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