Suspected drug dealer arrested near Oregon City middle school


Police say Stephen Haatia was caught with large quantities of meth and heroin on August 13

Stephen Haatia Oregon City Police Department)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon City Police Department said it has arrested a man suspected of dealing illegal drugs near Gardiner Middle School.

Stephen Haatia was detained without incident on August 13 following a months-long investigation into his alleged operations. Haatia, 63, was found to have a substantial quantity of both methamphetamine and heroin inside a home in the 1200 block of Johnson Street — within a block of the school.

Haatia faces multiple drug charges including two charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance Within a 1000ft of a School and two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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