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Beaverton Police nab two men, 25 pounds of drugs in traffic stop

The drugs included heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana

COURTESY BEAVERTON POLICE - Police said they seized drugs and other illicit materials, some of which were reportedly concealed inside this football, during a traffic stop in Beaverton on Wednesday.An investigation that began on Wednesday and focused on credit card culminated on Thursday with the arrest of two men for selling heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.COURTESY BEAVERTON POLICE - Beaverton Police confiscated over 25 pounds of drugs during a traffic stop on Thursday, including 3.5 ounces of heroin.

On Wednesday, Beaverton Police officers began an investigation of suspicious activity at the Pepper Tree Motel, 10720 S.W. Allen Blvd. There were two men staying in a room that had been loading large amounts of items from the room into a vehicle.

Police originally thought that the two people staying at the motel were involved in credit card fraud, but a traffic stop at about 11 a.m. Thursday revealed that they were actually involved in the drug trade.

After searching the vehicle, over 25 pounds of drugs, money and a loaded hand gun were found. The drug cache included 4.5 pounds of marijuana, 16.5 pounds of marijuana-laced edibles, 108 packages of marijuana-laced cool-aid mix, over 3.5 ounces of heroin, an ounce of methamphetamine and an ounce of cocaine. Some of the drugs were located inside of footballs that had been re-stitched and closed.

The two occupants of the vehicle were identified as Markice Terrell Hall, 40, from Seattle and Aaron Hibbler, 31, from St Louis. Both Hall and Hibbler were arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.