Authorities arrested three people, seized five pounds of methamphetamine and a loaded gun following a traffic stop late Monday night in Northeast Portland.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office reports that a deputy and his K-9 discovered three pounds of meth after stopping a car near Northeast 162nd Avenue and Fremont Street at about 10:45 p.m. The deputy also found a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, the sheriff’s office said. The three occupants of the car were arrested.
The sheriff’s office Special Investigation Unit later found two more pounds of meth in a hotel room that was being rented by one of the suspects. The five pounds of meth has a street value of approximately $250,000.
Michael Joseph Smith, 36, Mark Edward Smith, 34, and Karen Lynn Johnson, 54, face charges including delivery and possession of meth. They are lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Additional arrests in the case are possible, the sheriff’s office disclosed.