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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Wednesday October 21, 2020 - 8:52 AM
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t approximately 1:03 p.m., on October 19, 2020, East Precinct officers responded to the 3500 block of Southeast 88th Avenue on reports of a suspicious vehicle. A caller reported they had witnessed the occupant of the vehicle make several exchanges with pedestrians, believing these exchanges were drugs. When officers arrived on scene, they located the suspicious vehicle and watched as a subject walked away from the vehicle at a quick pace. Officers approached the vehicle, noticing a different male subject seated in the driver's seat.

As officers spoke with the male subject, 28-year-old Brandon Thompson, they learned he was a felon in possession of a firearm. As officers continued their investigation, they recovered two 9mm handguns from inside the vehicle along with 41.8 grams heroin, 7.9 grams methamphetamine, and numerous suspected stolen items such as cellphones, tablets, power tools, and expensive clothing. Over $6500 in cash was found both on Thompson's person and inside the vehicle.

Thompson was booked in to the Multnomah County Detention Center on two charges of delivery of a controlled substance, two charges of possession of a controlled substance, theft 1, two charges of a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, and two charges of delivery of a controlled substance near a school.