Oregon drug trafficking ring busted with nearly half a million in cash, 20 pounds of narcotics: authorities


A suspected drug trafficking ring operating across multiple counties around Portland, Oregon, was busted on Wednesday, with police seizing nearly half a million dollars in cash, multiple guns and 20 pounds of narcotics, authorities said.

Investigators with the Washington County Westside Interagency Narcotics unit simultaneously executed eight search warrants at locations in Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah Counties at around 7 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

In total, authorities said the investigators seized $420,761 in cash, three pistols and three rifles, two pounds of heroin, two pounds of fentanyl powder, five pounds of methamphetamine, 12.7 grams of cocaine and 11.5 pounds of M30 pills. The pills totaled at more than 52,000.

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The bust comes after a months-long investigation into the suspected drug ring operating in the Portland metropolitan area.

While one arrest was made, authorities said more are expected. The sheriff’s office did not release the names of any suspects due to the ongoing investigation.

Authorities in Washington County, Oregon, seized nearly half a million dollars in cash and 20 pounds of narcotics after an investigation into a suspect drug trafficking ring.

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