PPB Serves Search Warrant on Suspected Drug House-7 Arrested

Portland Police Bureau
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant on a residence in the 1800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue. During the past few months the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team had received numerous complaints about drug activity connected to this residence. An investigation ensued, culminating in today's search warrant. The East Precinct Street Crimes Unit assisted with the warrant service today.

Officers arrested seven individuals at the location all but one were lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center:

Koch, Rick --66 year old-Criminally cited due to medical condition for a warrant and new charge of Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Turner, Lorie J -- 57 years old--Possession of a Controlled Substance, Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used and Warrants
Paxton, Wade M --48 years old- Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Hunt, Carleen M --42 years old- Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Mcclean, Gina --58 years old-Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
Smith Jr, George-46 years old -- PC Frequenting Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Studer, David J --38 year old-Warrant
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Officers observed hundreds of needles and other items consistent with drug use during the warrant execution. They recovered a stolen bicycle as well. Approximately 1.8 grams of methamphetamine and 2 grams of heroin were recovered.

"This is a great example of members of the community providing information about a suspected drug house and our East Neighborhood Response Team and Street Crimes Unit taking action," said Assistant Chief Mike Frome. "We are grateful to the investigators and the members from our Tactical Operations Division who assisted in the safe execution of the warrant."
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