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Ten arrested on drug charges in Southeast Portland

Multiple law enforcement agencies can be involved investigating a person for criminal behavior. When this occurs, every person involved in the investigation must respect the person's constitutional rights during the investigation. This means that inherent right to privacy must be respected and that police must obey search and seizure rules -- including executing a search warrant before searching a person's home.

Recently, three law enforcement agencies -- the Department of Community Justice, the Gresham Police Department and the Portland's East Precinct, Street Crimes Unit and Drug Division -- worked together to execute a warrant on a home in Southeast Portland. According to the police officers, the home was being investigated for identity theft and accusations of drug activity. The house on 76th Avenue was eventually searched and led to the arrest of 10 people on drug charges.

Two of the individuals were charged with frequenting a place where drugs are used, possession of methamphetamine, delivery of meth and conspiracy to deliver meth. The specific charges against the other eight people involved are not known. However, police say that additional charges may be brought against all parties pending their complete investigation.

In cases where people are facing drug charges, a proper criminal defense strategy can go a long way in reducing potential penalties. Most importantly, the proper criminal defense help can also work to uphold peoples' constitutional rights. In addition to the right to privacy, people should remember that they also have the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney and the right to be treated innocent until proven guilty. If a person's rights are violated penalties could be reduce or charges could be dropped.

Source: The Oregonian, "Portland Police arrest 10 on drug charges in Southeast Portland home," Molly Young, Aug. 9, 2014

Source: The Oregonian, "Portland Police arrest 10 on drug charges in Southeast Portland home," Molly Young, Aug. 9, 2014

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