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Three Arrested as Detectives Raid Hillsboro and North Plains ResidencesSalem-News.com
Police say the investigation dismantled a midlevel Heroin Drug Trafficking Organization that was distributing Heroin throughout the area while carrying firearms.
(HILLSBORO, Ore.) - Washington County's Tactical Negotiations Team served two separate search warrants this morning at 4:00 a.m. Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, says one warrant was served at 3660 NW 313th Avenue in Hillsboro, and another warrant was served at a second residence located at 10037 NW Iron Ridge Place in North Plains.
"This was part of an ongoing investigation with the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team (WIN) into a group distributing Heroin in and around the Washington County area," Ray said.
"During the execution of the search warrant at the North Plains residence, 19 year old Jonathan Hess brandished an AK-47 assault rifle from a second floor window as the tactical team was about to make entry into the house. No shots were fired and the team was able to take both subjects into custody without injury."
He says that during the search of the residence, investigators seized an AK-47 assault rifle, two rifles, two handguns, about an ounce of Heroin worth about $1,300 and approx. $5,000 cash.
"At the Hillsboro residence additional Heroin was seized. Two firearms were recovered out of a vehicle located at a third residence in Hillsboro."
Ray says the investigation dismantled a midlevel Heroin Drug Trafficking Organization that was distributing Heroin throughout the area while carrying firearms.
He says Detectives arrested 3 suspects for the following charges.
49-year old Richard Mack is charged with Possession/Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Heroin.
46-year old Jennifer Lynn Hess faces charges of Possession/Manufacture/Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Heroin.
19-year old Jonathan Erin Hess will be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine.
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