Intercepted freight pallet loaded with pot leads to 130-pound drug-and-gun bust at Estacada-area residence

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:38 a.m.

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In July 2013, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a suspicious freight pallet at a local trucking company -- and discovered 39 lbs. of pot. After an in-depth investigation over the next several months, deputies served a search warrant at an Estacada-area residence -- and found 130 pounds of marijuana, 229 plants, and multiple firearms. Two suspects are now in custody.

On July 13, 2013, an alert employee at Con-way trucking in Clackamas called the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to report a suspicious pallet of freight. The employee had attended training focused on interdiction of illegal controlled substances, and noted the freight was over-packaged.

Suspect Clark McNutt, age 60, had reportedly paid for the pallet to be sent to New York, where McNutt was planning to pick it up.

Sheriff's Office deputies arrived with a drug-detecting K-9 named Kilo. Kilo alerted on the pallet of freight.

A search warrant was obtained, the pallet was opened up, and 39 pounds of marijuana were discovered.

The Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) took over the case and conducted an in-depth investigation over the next few months.

On Monday, October 14, CCITF members, working with Clackamas County SWAT, served a search warrant on a residence near the 39000 block of Delph Ridge road in un-incorporated Estacada. The raid yielded over 130 pounds of dried marijuana, 229 plants, 1 shotgun, 2 rifles, and 2 handguns.

Father and son Clark McNutt, age 60 (full booking info), and Timothy McNutt, age 24, of Estacada (full booking info), were taken into custody and charged with Manufacturing, Distributing and Possession of controlled substances. Bail was set at $100,000.

Several evidence photos and video from the case are linked above, along with booking photos of the two suspects.


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Contact Info:
Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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