Drug Investigation Leads To Theft Operation

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 9:09 a.m., members of the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) served a search warrant at a residence at the Westwind Hotel Apartments, located at 333 Northwest 6th Avenue. 

This investigation began in April 2018, after an anonymous tip was submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon. The anonymous tip led Central Precinct NRT officers to investigate the occupant of an apartment in the Westwind Hotel Apartments who was reportedly selling illegal drugs. During the investigation, officers learned that in addition to drug trafficking, the suspect would accept stolen property in exchange for illegal drugs. 

On Thursday morning, officers knocked on the apartment door, which was answered by the suspect. After the suspect opened the door, officers observed evidence of illegal drugs in the apartment. Officers took the suspect into custody without incident. 

Based on information gathered during the investigation and during contact with the suspect, officers applied for and obtained a warrant to search the apartment. As officers searched the apartment, they located thousands of dollars in suspected stolen property, property belonging to multiple identity theft victims, three-quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine, one-half ounce of heroin, several hundred dollars in cash, and drug packaging materials. 

The suspect, 51-year-old Eddie Breedwell, was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin within 1000 feet of a School, Possession of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a School, and Theft in the First Degree. 

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- Visit the App Store and download "P3 Tips" to submit secure and anonymous tips. 

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