Man arrested for trafficking heroin and meth, police say
Police have arrested a man on drug trafficking charges after they allegedly found heroin, meth and stolen property in his downtown Portland apartment.
Eddie Breedwell, 51, is facing charges of delivery of heroin and delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school as well as first-degree theft.
Around 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, police say they knocked on the door of Breedwell's flat at the Westwind Hotel Apartments, 333 Northwest 6th Avenue, after someone submitted an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.
Central Precinct officers say Breedwell opened the door, allowing officers to observe "evidence of illegal drugs." The officers arrested him and then applied for and received a search warrant, according to a news release.
"As officers searched the apartment, they located thousands of dollars in suspected stolen property, property belonging to multiple identity theft victims, three-quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine, one-half ounce of heroin, several hundred dollars in cash, and drug packaging materials," the news release reports.
Police added that Breedwell allegedly accepted stolen property from customers bartering for illegal drugs.
Breedwell has convictions for 27 felonies, five misdemeanors and two parole violations on his record, according to court documents, starting when he was 17 years old. Most of the convictions occurred in Florida, Iowa and Illinois.
Breedwell told booking deputies he arrived in town about a year ago and was earning about $400 a month, according to court docs. He is currently incarcerated at Multnomah County Inverness Jail.
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