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WL police arrest Keizer couple on drug charges

Early morning arrest took place on I-205 near Stafford Road


An early morning traffic stop by West Linn police Wednesday netted a Keizer couple on multiple charges, including identity theft and possession of controlled substances.

Police stopped Joseph and Sally George, of Keizer, on Interstate 205 near Stafford Road at 2:11 a.m after noting suspicious driving.

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According to police spokesman Neil Hennelly, Joseph George was driving behind the police car and refused to pass, even when the vehicle slowed down.

"That's a good indicator of a lot of things, and one of them is DUII," Hennelly said. "No one likes passing police cars, but you don't go that far out of your way not to."

When the officers stopped George, they found he was using an expired licence that belonged to another individual. George also had outstanding warrants for possession of the controlled subtances heroin and methamphetamine.

George was charged on two counts of failing to appear for possession of a controlled substance, as well as identity theft and providing false information to police. His bail was set at $62,500.

Sally George, meanwhile, was identified as Joseph George's wife and charged with unlawful possession of oxycodone, possession of the controlled substance heroin and supplying contraband at a correctional facility after officers found heroin in her clothing during her booking at Clackamas County Jail. Sally George's bail was set at $55,000, but all three charges were dismissed until lab results on the drugs came back, according to Hennelly.

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