Over the January 24-26, 2014 weekend, the Portland Police Bureau's Drugs and Vice Division arrested two people and made a significant seizure of narcotics, cash and property.
Evidence seized included:
* $350,000+ in US Currency
* $3,850 Euros
* 2003 Hummer H2
* 2002 Cadillac Escalade SUV
* 80" television
* 47" television
* 3 tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII
* Small amount of Steroids
* 269 pounds of processed marijuana
* 84 mature marijuana plants
* Four rifles
* Two handguns
* Marijuana growing equipment
This investigation started on Friday January 24, 2014, at 10:00 p.m., when Drugs and Vice investigators contacted 39-year-old Kao Choy Saechao at the Portland International Airport. During a search of his luggage, $49,000 in cash was located.
Drugs and Vice investigators then served a search warrant at Saechao's residence, located at 8404 SE 134th Drive. At the residence, investigators seized an additional $2,900 in cash, a small amount of steroids, approximately 12 pounds of processed marijuana, four rifles, and two handguns.
Investigators developed information that led them to apply for a search warrant for the residence of 42-year-old Matthew Parker, located in the 3800 block of Northeast View Place in Gresham, Oregon.
As officers were waiting for the search warrant, 43-year-old Edwin Logan Olson and 19-year-old Dreyson Parker exited the residence with several large trash bags they placed into the back of a 2002 Cadillac Escalade parked in the driveway.
When officers made contact at the residence they detained Olson but Dreyson Parker fled the area.
Investigators served the search warrant and during a search of the Escalade they discovered approximately 212 pounds of processed marijuana in the trash bags, as well as three Super Bowl XLVIII tickets. Additionally, a 2002 Hummer H2 was seized at the residence.
Inside the residence, investigators seized more than $300,000 in cash, $3,850 Euros, and an 80" television. At a storage locker, investigators seized a 47" television and a large amount of marijuana growing equipment.
Additionally, investigators learned of a storage locker belonging to Matthew Parker in Florida. Florida law enforcement served a warrant on the storage locker and recovered 45 pounds of processed marijuana.
At 1243 Northeast 126th Ave, investigators discovered a marijuana grow site containing 84 mature marijuana plants and various grow equipment.
Drugs and Vice investigators also seized approximately $25,000 from various bank accounts belonging to Matthew Parker.
Kao Choy Saechao was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Marijuana, and Money Laundering.
Edwin Logan Olson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Marijuana.
DVD investigators are seeking information on the whereabouts of Matthew and Dreyson Parker, father and son.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts, or any information concerning the above mention individuals should contact Officer Chris Devin of the Drugs and Vice Division, (503) 823-0246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assisting in this investigation were the Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Task Force and the Port of Portland Police.