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Estacada father, son arrested in massive marjiuana bust


by: COURTESY OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - 130 pounds of dried marijuana, 229 plants, one shot gun, two rifles and two handguns were discovered during a raid on a residence in the Estacada area on Monday, Oct. 14.Members of the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force and Clackamas County SWAT raided a residence near the 39000 block of Delph Ridge Road in unincorporated Estacada and seized 130 pounds of dried marijuana, 229 plants, one shotgun, two rifles and two handguns on Monday, Oct. 14.

According to Sgt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the marijuana was being grown at the residence.

by: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Clark McNuttClark McNutt, 60, and Timothy McNutt, 24, of Estacada were arrested and accused of manufacturing, distributing and possessing a controlled substance.

The father and son were taken into custody with bail set at $100,000.

Neither McNutt had a criminal record in Clackamas County.

A press release issued by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office explained that the arrests were the result of a police investigation that lasted several months.

On July 13, 2013, a Con-way Trucking employee in Clackamas noticed a suspiciously over-packed freight pallet and alerted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

by: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Timothy McNuttSheriff's Office deputies brought a drug-detecting dog, named Kilo, to investigate the scene.

Upon obtaining a search warrant, the pallet was opened revealing 39 pounds of marijuana.

Clark McNutt had allegedly paid for the pallet to be trucked to New York and planned to pick it up there.

The Clackamas County Interagency Task Force took charge of the case and spent months investigating.

Their efforts culminated in the raid on Oct. 14.

Wurpes wrote in an email that the case is considered “cleared” and no further arrests are planned.

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