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Police have arrested an alleged drug dealer near Cleveland High who they say was selling to some of the students

DAVID F. ASHTON - Cleveland High School, a landmark on the northeast corner of S.E. Powell Boulevard and 26th. A drug dealer for whom there was an outstanding warrant has been arrested for "delivery of controlled substances to minors" near Cleveland High School. On Wednesday, September 28, at 11:13a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to a report by Portland Public Schools of a missing 16-year-old female — a student at Cleveland High School, who reportedly was last observed with Clark, a suspected supplier of drugs for students. To quickly locate the student, responding PPB officers requested the assistance of the Bureau's Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit (NOC), the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Task Force (HIT), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Investigators soon located the missing student with Clark not far away, at S.E. Powell Boulevard and 21st Avenue, in Powell Park. Officers contacted Clark who had an outstanding arrest warrant in Clackamas County for violating a protective order. During his arrest, officers searched Clark's backpack and located small amounts of cocaine and MDMA, and a digital scale covered in white powder residue. Clark later admitted to selling drugs to minors.

Jonathan Ash Clark has been charged by federal criminal complaint with possessing, with intent to distribute, a controlled substance; distributing a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21; and using a minor in drug operations. Clark made his initial appearance in federal court on September 30th before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Armistead. The government sought pre-trial detention.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible. If you has information about this case, please email — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. — to the attention of: NOC, and please reference case number 22-261262.

By ERIC NORBERG

Editor, THE BEE

A drug dealer for whom there was an outstanding warrant has been arrested for "delivery of controlled substances to minors" near Cleveland High School. On Wednesday, September 28, at 11:13a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to a report by Portland Public Schools of a missing 16-year-old female — a student at Cleveland High School, who reportedly was last observed with Clark, a suspected supplier of drugs for students. To quickly locate the student, responding PPB officers requested the assistance of the Bureau's Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit (NOC), the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Task Force (HIT), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Investigators soon located the missing student with Clark not far away, at S.E. Powell Boulevard and 21st Avenue, in Powell Park. Officers contacted Clark who had an outstanding arrest warrant in Clackamas County for violating a protective order. During his arrest, officers searched Clark's backpack and located small amounts of cocaine and MDMA, and a digital scale covered in white powder residue. Clark later admitted to selling drugs to minors.

Jonathan Ash Clark has been charged by federal criminal complaint with possessing, with intent to distribute, a controlled substance; distributing a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21; and using a minor in drug operations. Clark made his initial appearance in federal court on September 30th before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Armistead. The government sought pre-trial detention.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible. If you has information about this case, please email — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. — to the attention of: NOC, and please reference case number 22-261262.


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