PORTLAND, Ore. – A Multnomah County Sheriff’s Deputy with a drug-sniffing dog discovered three pounds of meth during a traffic stop in Northeast Portland Monday night.

A 9mm Ruger pistol was also discovered in the car during the traffic stop, which took place at about 10:45 p.m. near NE 162nd and Fremont Street, the sheriff’s office said.

Traffic stop yields $250,000 in meth, gun, three arrests

Mark Smith, Michael Smith and Karen Johnson


Michael Joseph Smith, 36, Mark Edward Smith, 34, and Karen Lynn Johnson, 54, were arrested and charged with delivery of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

They were all taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland.






An investigation at a hotel room rented by one of the persons arrested resulted in two more pounds of meth being seized, according to deputies.

Deputies said the street value of the drugs was $250,000.

Investigators said the case in ongoing and more suspects may be arrested.







  1. Jessie says:

    These two gentlemen are my cousins… I haven’t seen them in years. And they definitely do not have the sparkle and smiling faces of when we were children. I am deeply disturbed to know, someone who is a part of me, is dying on the inside out… I have never done this drug or ever intend too. I wish they had made the same decision at some point along their journey. May God bless them. And May they find themselves and seek light and life… Not darkness and dispair.