Oregon City police nab three alleged drug dealers
Oregon City's Special Investigations Team made three arrests related to drug dealing this month.
On Wednesday, June 2, OCPD officers served a search warrant at an apartment along the 600 block of Molalla Avenue. As a result of this investigation, 51-year-old Nicholas Taylor was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
Taylor was found in possession of a "substantial amount" of more than 10 grams of a meth mixture, according to an indictment by Clackamas County Deputy District Joshua T. Cutino. Taylor was unlawfully in possession of a stun gun, drug-transaction records or customer lists, and materials used for packaging of controlled substances, Cutino wrote.
Taylor was previously convicted of meth possession in 2016 and driving with a suspended license in 2018. As a convicted felon, Taylor can't possess a taser or elector-muscular disruption technology device, Cutino wrote.
Later in the month, officers arrested 23-year-old Nicholas Ward in the area of Linn Avenue and Ethel Street for distributing oxycodone near Gardiner Middle School. During a separate investigation, officers arrested 21-year-old Lily Erhardt for distribution of a controlled substance in the same area within 1,000 feet of the school.
Oregon City Capt. Shaun Davis said police would like to hear from you if you know someone who is selling drugs in town. OCPD's anonymous tip line at 503-905-3505.
If you are struggling with drug addiction, help is available, Davis added. Lines for Life can be reached by calling 800-923-4357 or visiting linesforlife.org/get-help-now.
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