Father, son arrested in Hillsboro-area drug bust
Two Washington County men, a father and a son, were arrested Monday, Feb. 25, for dealing cocaine, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies reported seizing more than a pound and a half of cocaine — worth approximately $25,000, the Sheriff's Office said — and six firearms, including a weapon described as a "rifle/grenade launcher combination," as well as $19,000 in cash.
After pulling over a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Luis Madrigal in the 20200 block of Southeast Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro, sheriff's deputies employed a drug-sniffing dog, K-9 Taz, to locate "a significant amount" of money and cocaine inside the vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office. That traffic stop was conducted at 7:40 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff's Office reported, as part of a narcotics investigation.
After Madrigal's arrest, investigators searched his residence in the 20000 block of Southwest Rock Road in Aloha, locating four long guns and two handguns, more cash, and what was described as "evidence of a drug dealing operation," the Sheriff's Office said.
Law enforcement personnel also arrested Madrigal's father, 47-year-old Ramiro Madrigal-Magana, near the Rock Road residence. The Sheriff's Office said Madrigal-Magana attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.
The younger Madrigal faces charges of delivery and possession of cocaine. Madrigal-Magana also faces delivery and possession charges, along with felon in possession of a firearm charge.
Both suspects were arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Washington County Circuit Court.
Sheriff's Office personnel were assisted in the investigation by the Westside Interagency Narcotics team, which includes Beaverton and Hillsboro police as well as federal authorities.