MCSO seizes 92,000 fentanyl pills during investigation
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seized 92,000 fentanyl pills, 3 pounds of cocaine and 10 pounds of meth during a recent investigation.
According to the MCSO, Special Investigations Unit deputies learned that a person was driving to the Portland area with a substantial amount of illegal drugs. The deputies located and followed the vehicle into Clackamas County, with the assistance of the county's Interagency Task Force.
A traffic stop was initiated by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and the SIU deputies presented the search warrant to the driver. Inside the car, deputies discovered fentanyl, cocaine and meth. Drug tests revealed that the cocaine also was cut with fentanyl, which is a rising trend SIU has observed in the metro area.
Based on the deputies' monthslong investigation, it is believed that the bulk of these drugs would have been distributed in Multnomah County.
Two suspects, Easton Hallock, 23, and Talulah Miroff, 24, were arrested and booked into the Clackamas County jail on possession charges.
"Even the smallest amounts of fentanyl — one pill — can kill," said Sheriff Mike Reese. "By taking more than 90,000 fentanyl pills off our streets, our deputies are saving countless lives."
Hallock has a prior case pending in Clackamas County Circuit Court, stemming from a January 2021 incident in which he allegedly strangled a woman who was either a member of his family or household, court records show. He is facing three charges constituting domestic violence, including strangulation, fourth-degree assault and menacing, as well as a harassment charge.
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