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Police arrest two men, seize 3.5 pounds of drugs

A Gresham man is behind bars on accusations of being a heroin supplier.

Byron Reyes-Escobar, 29, is being held on a no-bail U.S. immigration hold, as well as accusations of heroin delivery and possession, and methamphetamine delivery and possession, at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail. Bail on the drug charges is $125,000.Byron Reyes-Escobar

An alleged associate — Juventino Islas-Campos, 25, no address listed — also was arrested on allegations of heroin delivery and possession. He is being held on $70,000 bail on those charges, as well as a no-bail immigration hold, at the same jail.

The case began with a traffic stop conducted by a Multnomah County sheriff's deputy at about 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, on Interstate 84 in Gresham, said Lt. Steve Alexander, sheriff's office spokesman. The deputy saw the driver — later identified as Islas-Campos — throwing packages out the car's window as it stopped. A short time later, the deputy's drug-detecting dog Spencer found 2 ounces of heroin.Juventino Islas-Campos

After arresting the driver on allegations of being a drug dealer, deputies with the Multnomah County Investigations Unit conducted a follow-up investigation, which led them to an apartment in Gresham.

At about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, detectives seized more than 3.5 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine from an apartment in the 20300 block of Southeast Morrison Terrace. Police arrested the occupant, identified as Reyes-Escobar, on allegations of delivering heroin and methamphetamine. Investigators believe he supplier the drugs to Islas-Campos to sell, Alexander said.

Street value of the seized drugs is $200,000, he added.



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