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Brayden Garza, 18, posted about drug transactions on social media, police say

An 18-year-old Scappoose High School student was arrested earlier this month, after police discovered he was using Snapchat to sell marijuana.

Brayden Garza, 18, was arrested Friday, Jan. 6 at Scappoose High School, by Scappoose Police Chief Norm Miller and the city's school resource officer, James Candiff. His arrest came after investigators found posts from him on the social media site Snapchat, where Garza was selling marijuana using the photo and chat-based application, according to Scappoose Police Department.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SCAPPOOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT  - Brayden Garza poses with a large amount of cash in a photo police obtained from one of Garza's social media accounts.Garza used Snapchat to conduct sales transactions, and posted about the money from his drug sales on the photo-sharing site Instagram, a Scappoose PD news release states.

Garza was arrested and charged with unlawful delivery of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Another bust made same day

That same day, police and a Columbia County K9 deputy served a search warrant at Garza's home in the 31000 block of Siercks Road in Scappoose.

At the home, they arrested Adrian Barrera-Mesinas 35, after finding

three and a half ounces of marijuana, scales, prescription pills and methamphetamine, according to Miller. Barrera

Barrera-Mesinas was taken into custody for posession of methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence.

Garza and Barrera-Mesinas live in the same home, but were not selling drugs together, Miller noted.

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