Detectives raid drug house, arrest two
The Westside Interagency Narcotics Team arrested a mother and her son Thursday morning after raiding their Aloha home and finding evidence of drug dealing.
The narcotics team arrested Jesse Jordan, 21, for selling marijuana and seized about a half pound of marijuana and a shotgun from the house. Jordan's mother, Dianne Schnauber, 46, was arrested for violating a release agreement stating she would not have contact with her son.
Washington County deputies had visited the home, located in the 18000 block of Southwest Blanton Street, 45 times in the last year. Deputies had initiated many of those calls in an attempt to work with the homeowner to reduce the number of nuisance complaints in the neighborhood.
At 6 a.m. Thursday, detectives from the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team served a search warrant on the house. The detectives were joined by the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team, the Sheriff's Office Forensics Unit and a drug-sniffing K-9.
Law enforcement officials found that the house was strewn with garbage inside and out. People were living in a small shed and in a tent in the backyard. One of the rooms was waist high with garbage, clothing and household items.
The owner of the house, 61-year-old Ernest Johnson, was not arrested but is facing citations for violating Washington County ordinances.