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Sherwood traffic stop reveals gun, drugs

Two suspects arrested on multiple charges


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sherwood Police say they confiscated these items during a traffic stop on Friday night. The driver and passenger of the car face drug and gun-related charges.Sherwood Police arrested two people on drug and firearm-related charges after a minor traffic stop led to a search of the vehicle.

According to Ty Hanlon with the Sherwood Police Department, an officer pulled over a 1992 white Cadillac for a traffic infraction near the corner of Southwest Gerda Lane and Galbreath Drive at about 11:15 p.m. on Friday.

The two people traveling in the vehicle are reportedly living in a Portland-area hotel and told police they drove into Sherwood by mistake after taking a wrong turn.

While Hanlon wasn’t aware of the details of the incident, he learned that during the traffic stop police reportedly found drugs in the possession of both suspects and called in the city's K-9 team to search the vehicle. by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sherwood Police say they pulled over this white Cadillac for a traffic infraction on Friday night. A K-9 unit found drugs and a firearm hidden inside the vehicle.

The dog reportedly discovered additional drugs hidden inside the vehicle. Police also found a loaded handgun hidden underneath the passenger seat, as well as a scale and cash.

The driver, Loren Dowdy, 55, of Portland, was charged with possessing, manufacturing and distributing heroin and possessing methamphetamine. Dowdy was also charged with possessing a firearm as a felon and driving with a suspended license.

Dowdy’s passenger, Chelsea Dennis, 22, was charged with possessing, manufacturing and distributing heroin, possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Both were lodged in the Washington County Jail, and both are being held for $55,000 bail.

The investigation into this case continues.




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