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Thomas Lewis Ogden, 55, was sentenced Friday, May 21, after pleading guilty to drug charges

A Boring man will serve 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distributing illegal narcotics in and around the Portland metro area.

Thomas Lewis Ogden, 55, was sentenced Friday, May 21, after two years of investigation and trials. He will serve 10 years as well as three years of supervised release.

Ogden has a long record of drug-related charges in Oregon dating back to 1988, according to a court records search.

According to court documents, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigators completed multiple controlled buys of illegal narcotics from Ogden's home during their inquiry. Investigators conducted a warranted search of Ogden's home on Dec. 11, 2019, and found and took in as evidence a kilogram of methamphetamine, 150 grams of heroin and approximately 35 pounds of marijuana. The investigators also found a .38-caliber revolver in the driver's seat of Ogden's truck, along with drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, digital scales and a stun gun.

Ogden was indicted on five counts Dec. 18, 2019, by a federal grand jury. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and felon in possession of a firearm.

Ogden pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Jan. 15, 2021.

According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon, Ogden's case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), "an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime, (which) focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime."


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