Clackamas County Task Force arrests man with 20 kilos of meth, 4 kilos of heroin

The Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) arrested a 22-year-old man on charges of distribution of methamphetamine and heroin Tuesday, according to a press release from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

CCITF had been conducting an investigation for the last six months, which led to the Aug. 1 arrest of Jose Luis Poitras, 22, in the parking lot of the Home Depot at Mall 205.

Jose Luis Poitras, 22, was arrested Aug. 1, 2017 on charges of distribution of methamphetamine and heroin. Photo courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say Poitras was in possession of nearly 20 kilograms (about 44 lbs.) of methamphetamine and nearly 4 kilograms (about 8.8 lbs.) of heroin at the time of the arrest.

Jose Luis Poitras, 22, Was arrested Aug. 1, 2017 on charges of distribution of methamphetamine and heroin after allegedly being found with nearly 20 kilograms of methamphetamine and nearly 4 kilograms of heroin, pictured here. Photo courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

CCITF was supported in the arrest by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy McGlothin and his K-9 partner, Grimm.

Additionally, the arrest of Poitras led to the coordinated search of two locations in Vancouver, Wash. with the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force. These searches led to the seizure of nearly $10,000 cash and further evidence of methamphetamine and heroin processing.