Major Drug Shipment Stopped Before Reaching Portland

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Special Investigations Unit (SIU) deputies seized 92,000 fentanyl pills, three pounds of cocaine and 10 pounds of meth during a recent investigation.

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, deputies learned that a person was driving to the Portland-area with a substantial amount of illegal drugs. SIU deputies, with the assistance of Clackamas County Interagency Task Force, located and followed the vehicle into Clackamas County. A traffic stop was initiated by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies and SIU presented the search warrant to the driver.

Inside the car, deputies discovered fentanyl, cocaine and meth. Drug tests revealed that the cocaine was also cut with fentanyl, which is a rising trend SIU has observed in the metro area.

Based on the deputies months long investigation, it is believed that the bulk of these drugs would have been distributed in Multnomah County.

Two suspects, 23-year-old Easton Hallock and 24-year-old Talulah Miroff, were arrested and booked into the Clackamas County jail on possession charges.

“Even the smallest amounts of fentanyl – one pill – can kill,” said Sheriff Mike Reese. “By taking more than 90 thousand fentanyl pills off our streets, our deputies are saving countless lives.”

We want to remind the public that it only takes 2 milligrams of fentanyl — about the weight of a few grains of salt — to cause a fatal overdose. Learn more about fentanyl, signs of an overdose and what you can do as a parent, by clicking here.

Source: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

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