Sherwood traffic stop reveals gun, drugs
Two suspects arrested on multiple 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 wasnt 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.
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.
Dowdys 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.Add a comment