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Clackamas County drug team seizes more than 17 pounds of meth

Police announce Monday seizure that led to the arrest of four persons


by: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A portion of the eight kilos of methamphetamine allegedly seized in a Monday traffic stop by Clackamas County Interagency Task Force investigators. Clackamas County Interagency Task Force members reportedly arrested four people Monday in connection with the seizure of roughly eight kilos of methamphetamine.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests today with a press release that provided scant details about how the task force wrapped up a lengthy investigation into an alleged interstate gang of drug traffickers with the arrest of three men and a woman Monday. Police said the arrests came after a traffic stop at an undisclosed location in Clackamas County that netted officers 17.6 pounds of bulk methamphetamine contained in plastic storage bins.

The methamphetamine allegedly belongs to what police are calling a “drug trafficking organization” that operated in Clackamas and Multnomah counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington. The final traffic stop was set up ahead of time by investigators, who learned a shipment of methamphetamine was going to be passing through Clackamas County. This allowed investigators working with a CCSO K9 team to stop the suspect vehicle and seize the drugs.

Three men – Joseph Douglas Neth, 43; Darren George Cornwell, 40; and Florencio Morales-Calderon, 32, were taken into custody at the scene, along with Corinne Elizabeth Shaver, 53. Police did not disclose where the suspects live. All four individuals were lodged in the Clackamas County Jail and now face drug-related charges.

According to court records, Neth and Cornwell had already been released from custody by the time police announced the arrests Thursday.

Morales-Calderon remains in custody on charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. His bail is set at a total of $250,000. Shaver, meanwhile, faces identical charges and also remains in custody on $250,000 bail. Both Morales-Calderon and Shaver also had additional charges of possession and distribution of a controlled substance dismissed.

by: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - FLORENCIO MORALES-CALDERONby: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - CORINNE SHAVER

by: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - JOSEPH NETHby: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - DARREN CORNWELL



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