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Tualatin father, son arrested on drug charges out on bail

The Washington County Sheriff's office will continue its investigation into child pornography charges

TUALATIN - The father and son who were arrested Thursday after two pounds of marijuana and evidence of child pornography were reportedly found in their Tualatin apartment are out on bail.

The Westside Interagency Narcotics Team raided an apartment at 6865 S.W. Nyberg St. Thursday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's office.

Members of the task force reportedly found two pounds of marijuana, distribution materials and evidence of child pornography on a computer.

Both Alan Donald Higgs Sr., 49, and Alan Donald Higgs Jr., 22, were arrested Thursday night and released from the Washington County Jail Friday.

Higgs Jr. was charged with possession, delivery and manufacturing of a controlled substance. He was released on a $40,000 bond.

Higgs Sr. was charged with possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a minor. He was released on a $20,000 bond.

Police said a 17-year-old girl was living in the apartment. She was not charged and was released to her parents.

The sheriff's office said the child pornography investigation is ongoing.

According to police, 11 people total were living in the unit.

Washington County Sheriff office spokesman Sgt. Dave Thompson speculated that only Higgs Sr. and Higgs Jr. were arrested by officers because their names are listed as the tenants of the apartment.

Thompson said he could not divulge how or why the narcotics task force began its investigation and eventual raid of the Higgs' apartment.

The Westside Interagency Narcotics Team includes officers from the Washington County Sheriff's office, the Beaverton Police Department, the Hillsboro Police Department, the Tigard Police Department, the Sherwood Police Department, the National Guard and the FBI.

Thompson noted that officers from every involved agency in the task force were involved with the raid Thursday night. Tualatin police played no part in the arrests.