Guns, drugs, money seized in North Park Blocks
Portland police arrested two people and seized guns, drugs and money in the North Park Blocks on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Randy English, 34, was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, distribution of a controlled substance, and felony level possession of a controlled substance.
Demetrius Bland, 32, was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, distribution of a controlled substance, felony level possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drugs.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, Central Precinct officers partnered with the Central's Neighborhood Response Team and Central Bikes Team to address a sharp escalation in community and business complaints of increased criminal activity concentrated in the area. While conducting this mission, officers observed a high volume of drug-related activity concentrated around a specific tent.
Police said that based on observed drug use around, and originating from within the tent, officers established probable cause to believe the owner was engaging in distribution of a controlled substance. The officers conducted further investigations into the tent and its occupants, at the end of which they had seized three guns, 91.1 grams of fentanyl pills, 22 grams of crack cocaine with packaging, suspected stolen property, and $1,243 in cash.
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