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Law enforcement officers said three men and a teen are facing charges for possessing illicit drugs and guns.

A dramatic sequence of events in Tigard led to four people being arrested last week.

Tigard police said officers were dispatched after a vehicle rolled over in the 12200 block of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road, near Beaverton, at about 11:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Witnesses reported that a group of people were standing around the overturned Ford Explorer, shouting and throwing things at each other.

Several fled as officers arrived, according to police.

Before officers reached the scene, they located and arrested a 15-year-old boy near Southwest 123rd Avenue after a brief pursuit on foot. Police said he had a handgun in his possession.

Three men between the ages of 18 and 21 were also found and arrested.

Samuel Ezekiel Deland-Fleming, 21, of Portland, and Visanou Thephomma, 18, of Banks, both face charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and distribution and possession of controlled substances. Each of them also had an outstanding arrest warrant.

Noah Jay Herlong, 20, of Hillsboro, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

All four suspects were associated with the vehicle and the crash, police said.

A fifth person was found to be linked to the crash, but they are not facing charges at this time.

In addition to the guns and narcotics, police said they confiscated cash from the suspects as well.

Beaverton police also assisted at the scene.


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