Man arrested for dealing drugs near Gardiner Middle School
Oregon City police arrested a 63-year-old man suspected of dealing illegal drugs near Gardiner Middle School.
Police said Stephen Ronald Haatia was detained without incident on Aug. 13 following a monthslong investigation into his alleged activity.
Haatia was found to have a substantial quantity of both methamphetamine and heroin inside a home along the 1200 block of Johnson Street — within a block of the school.
"Defendent was in possession of $300 or more in cash (and) drug transaction records or customer lists," wrote Clackamas County Senior Deputy District Attorney Russell S. Amos in a list of formal charges.
Haatia faces multiple drug charges including two charges of distribution of a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a school and two charges of possession of a controlled substance.
Haatia has a previous criminal record that includes convictions for dealing meth and driving under the influence of intoxicants. He currently is in jail on $100,000 bail.
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