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A 38-year-old Portland State University chemistry student studying for his Ph.D. is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine near a school.16090182-small

Alexander Rudine, who lives in the 1900 block of Southeast 112th Avenue, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on allegations of possession, manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine near a school.

Rudine, who had been a part-time teacher at Mt. Hood Community College and is studying for his doctorate at Portland State, was booked into jail Tuesday night.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at Rudine’s residence on Tuesday.

Rudine, who was sitting on his porch, had $1,510 on him and 16 grams of methamphetamine in his waistband, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Officers found another 14 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale and packaging materials in Rudine’s bedroom, the affidavit said.

The drug paraphernalia was found amid notes on “how to re-crystallize methamphetamine, along with a handwritten scientific formula at the bottom of the page,” Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Christopher M. Shull wrote in the affidavit.

Investigators determined that Rudine lived within 790 feet of a school, the affidavit said.

Court records indicate that Rudine lives off his father’s retirement income. He had worked part-time at Mt. Hood Community College, but is currently unemployed.

He’s being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center on $105,000 bail.




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