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Two busted with heroin on way to prostitution gig

Woman was to be paid for sex arranged through Craigslist ad


A man and woman from Portland responding to a Craigslist ad for sex were caught with heroin in their vehicle by police in Scappoose last week.

According to the Scappoose Police Department, Officer Matt Dorick tried to conduct a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Blazer with defective lighting near Havlik Drive shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday, April 7.

Officer Dorick, along with Officer Chris Cowen, discovered the SUV was uninsured. During a search of the SUV, the officers found heroin, needles and other drug paraphernalia, according to a SPD press release.

BRUNETTE The driver, 39-year-old Russell Brunette, of Portland, and his passenger, 40-year-old Karleigh Kelly, were on their way to St. Helens, where Kelly was to be paid for sex. The arrangement was done via a Craigslist ad, according to police. KELLY

Brunette was arrested for possession of heroin and promoting prostitution. Kelly was arrested for possession of heroin, prostitution and failure to register as a sex offender. Both were booked at the Columbia County Jail and the case has been referred to the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.