Undercover detectives bust Parkrose man for allegedly selling hash

by: Contributed photo Michael Allen Conway

Undercover detectives arrested a man in a Gresham parking lot after arranging to buy 2 pounds of concentrated marijuana worth $18,000 from the man on Wednesday morning, July 20.

Michael Allen Conway, 30, of Parkrose is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center on allegations of possession and delivery of marijuana.

Members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit negotiated and arranged to buy 2 pounds of hashish from the man, who is a caregiver (someone who grows and sells marijuana) for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

Undercover police officers arranged to make the buy at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Southeast 162nd Avenue and Division Street, said Lt. Steve Alexander, sheriff's office spokesman.

Police arrested the man, who reportedly was in possession of the hash, as well as an 8-inch knife. Police also questioned a person in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.

Conway reportedly told police he carried the knife for protection and brought a friend with him in case he was robbed. He also reportedly said he was a white supremacist and had multiple tattoos reflecting his beliefs.