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Man arrested for drug possession near Sandy Grade

WEB-ONLY: Marijuana, meth found

Police arrested a Sandy man Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, after they allegedly found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia within 1,000 feet of Sandy Grade School.

Sandy officers originally responded to 39325 Pleasant St. at about 10:30 a.m. to look for 22-year-old transient Jared Joseph, wanted for failing to appear in court on charges of carrying a concealed weapon.

Police found Joseph at the residence due to an anonymous tip, but they also found 20-year-old Timothy Vinge. During a search of the house, officers found a small baggy of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia in his possession. Officers arrested Vinge on charges of violating the drug-free zone of Sandy Grade School and Cedar Ridge Middle School - having marijuana within 1,000 feet of the schools, a misdemeanor.

Vinge and Joseph were taken to the Clackamas County Jail without incident.

While at the jail, officers searched Vinge more thoroughly and reported finding a large plastic baggy containing just less than an ounce of marijuana and some methamphetamine, tucked inside the lining of his jacket. Police also reported they found small digital scales, a marijuana pipe and several hundred dollars in cash in Vinge's possession.

Sandy Police Officer Bill Bergin said additional charges against Vinge could be coming.