News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in the Home Depot parking lot at Mall 205, the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) arrested Jose Luis Poitras, 22, with almost 20 kilos of meth and almost 4 kilos of heroin.
The CCITF was assisted in the arrest by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy McGlothin and his K9 partner Grimm. Photos of K9 Grimm and this sizable drug seizure are linked above.
The Aug. 1 arrest is the culmination of a six-month CCITF investigation that started in Oregon. The Aug. 1 drug seizure and arrest of Poitras led to the Aug. 1 search of two locations in Vancouver, Washington, with assistance from the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force. The search of the two Vancouver locations led to the additional seizure of almost $10,000 in cash and evidence of extensive methamphetamine and heroin processing.
Jose Luis Poitras was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Unlawful Distribution of Methamphetamine and Heroin. Bail was set at $500,000. A booking photo is linked above, and Poitras' complete booking info is here.
ABOUT THE CCITF
The Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) is a coordinated group effort by state, local and federal law-enforcement officials to reduce illegal drugs and related crimes -- including child endangerment -- in Clackamas County.
The United States Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated Clackamas County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2008. The CCITF is funded in part by Oregon's HIDTA program grants, which administered by ONDCP.
The CCITF's investigative focus is identified by Task Force member communities and tips from the public.
To learn more about the CCITF, including member agencies, or to send tips, click here.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office