Traffic Stop in Clackamas Leads to Arrest and Seizure of Drugs, Guns and Money

An Oregon State Police DUII traffic stop in Clackamas earlier this month led to the recovery of thousands of grams of methamphetamines, guns, more than $14,000 and other drugs.

The initial stop occurred at approximately 5 p.m. September 2, when an OSP trooper pulled over 37-year-old Thomas James Freeman, of Portland, for a traffic violation.

“During the traffic stop, the driver displayed signs of impairment and after a subsequent investigation was taken into custody for DUII,” OSP reported in a September 27 press release.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed several signs of recent drug activity and a loaded pistol, OSP said.

The vehicle was searched on probable cause, uncovering several lock boxes that were seized and held pending a search warrant application.

The search warrants were served on September 14, and the lock boxes were found to contain 3,946.25 grams methamphetamine, 42.9 grams of psilocybin, $14,131 in U.S. currency, 10 guns (including handguns and semi-automatic rifles) and six unknown pills.

OSP troopers were assisted by detectives from the OSP Criminal Investigations Division’s Domestic Highway Enforcement Initiative and the Major Crimes Section.

The Oregon State Police-Domestic Highway Enforcement Initiative is supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which is an Office of National Drug Control Policy-sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates with and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement initiatives.

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