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Three Arrested as Detectives Raid Hillsboro and North Plains Residences

Police say the investigation dismantled a midlevel Heroin Drug Trafficking Organization that was distributing Heroin throughout the area while carrying firearms.

Items police recovered during the arrest, guns cash drugs
Items police recovered during today's arrests while raiding two locations where suspected armed Heroin operations were taking place. Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office

(HILLSBORO, Ore.) - Washington County's Tactical Negotiations Team served two separate search warrants this morning at 4:00 a.m. Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, says one warrant was served at 3660 NW 313th Avenue in Hillsboro, and another warrant was served at a second residence located at 10037 NW Iron Ridge Place in North Plains.

"This was part of an ongoing investigation with the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team (WIN) into a group distributing Heroin in and around the Washington County area," Ray said.

"During the execution of the search warrant at the North Plains residence, 19 year old Jonathan Hess brandished an AK-47 assault rifle from a second floor window as the tactical team was about to make entry into the house. No shots were fired and the team was able to take both subjects into custody without injury."

He says that during the search of the residence, investigators seized an AK-47 assault rifle, two rifles, two handguns, about an ounce of Heroin worth about $1,300 and approx. $5,000 cash.

"At the Hillsboro residence additional Heroin was seized. Two firearms were recovered out of a vehicle located at a third residence in Hillsboro."

Ray says the investigation dismantled a midlevel Heroin Drug Trafficking Organization that was distributing Heroin throughout the area while carrying firearms.

He says Detectives arrested 3 suspects for the following charges.

49-year old Richard Mack is charged with Possession/Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Heroin.

46-year old Jennifer Lynn Hess faces charges of Possession/Manufacture/Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Heroin.

19-year old Jonathan Erin Hess will be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine.




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Mike H. June 24, 2009 6:18 pm (Pacific time)

19? He doesn't look 19 :|

Editor: I realized after the story had been up for a few minutes that the ages were switched, but they are in order now.  Yes, according to the police he's 19.


Britney June 24, 2009 10:11 am (Pacific time)

well, its good to see that mother and son are on the same page.....yikes! And is this really a "mid-level" bust?


Osotan; June 24, 2009 7:29 am (Pacific time)

I know I missed something,but "overkill" seems the keyword on this police action.,isn't Afghanistan the major exporter and grower of the dreaded opium poppy? The "war on drugs" just takes another kick to the shinbone and the mid level heroin drug trafficking ring",(a bit redundant don't you think?) is in the white house and has been since the "war" began, before Nixon. Thank you very much..,good day!


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