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A big drug bust in the Reed neighborhood north of Reed College nets a huge haul of illegal drugs, and guns

COURTESY OF MCSO - This is what about 6,000 Xanax pills look like. Theyre laid out on the apartments porch by MSCO Special Investigations Unit deputies. An investigation that started in Gresham some days before, led to the seizure of thousands of illegal pills, as well as four guns, in the Reed Neighborhood on Thursday, October 28.

In the raid, Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies, assigned to MCSO's Special Investigations Unit (SIU), executed a search warrant in a unit at the large Wimbledon Court Apartments complex in Inner Southeast Portland, located north of S.E. Steele Street, along 28th Avenue.

"During a search of an apartment, and of a storage unit, deputies found more than 6,000 tablets of Xanax, nearly 2,000 tablets of Valium, and 150 suspected fentanyl pills," announced MSCO Communications Director Chris Liedle.

The deputies also located 1,000 doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), three pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, two pounds of marijuana, more than 100 grams of heroin, 80 grams of methamphetamine and various other illicit drugs, Liedle said.

"The suspect had also created 'ready-to-use meth kits', which included new smoking pipes and individual doses of meth," reported Liedle. "Most of the drugs found by deputies were in special packaging, bearing the suspect's moniker – like a brand name."

Four illegal firearms were also discovered during the search.

"Investigators were surprised by the sheer volume of illegal drugs that were found, making this bust one of the largest pill seizures by MCSO's Special Investigations Unit in recent history," continued Liedle. "41-year-old Wyatt Lazar Reed of Portland was questioned and released, but is subject to further investigation."


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