Pair Indicted for Trafficking after Large Drug Seizure in Clackamas County

Two Portland-area men were indicted Wednesday after police allegedly found them in possession of large quantities of methamphetamine and counterfeit prescription pills in a Clackamas COunty drug bust last month.

The federal grand jury in Portland returned indictments against Juan Manuel Angulo, 50, of Gresham, and Enrique Ocegueda, 31, of Beaverton, charging them with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl.

Both defendants will be arraigned on March 4, 2022. If convicted, they face maximum sentences of life in prison with ten-year mandatory minimum sentences.

According to court documents, on February 2, 2022, Angulo and Ocegueda were arrested when they showed up to a drug deal with an undercover law enforcement informant in Clackamas County. Investigators reportedly found and seized a combined 50 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 10,000 counterfeit pills suspected to contain fentanyl from Angulo and Ocegueda’s vehicles.

Later that same evening, agents executed federal search warrants on both men’s residences and a storage locker belonging to Ocegueda. They allegedly seized several thousand additional counterfeit prescription pills, 15 additional pounds of methamphetamine, one pound of heroin and approximately $50,000 in cash.

U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement Wednesday.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigation and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the FBI. It is being prosecuted by Scott M. Kerin, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

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