Police said a felon was in possession of two firearms and drugs during a traffic stop.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Guns and drugs were recovered during a traffic stop in Portland’s Hazelwood neighborhood, which led to an arrest of a felon earlier this week, according to the Portland Police Bureau’s East Neighborhood Response Team.
Officers had learned that the driver was a felon and had firearms in the vehicle.
An AR-15 rifle with a fully loaded 100-round drum magazine, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol and body armor with rifle plates were seized. Additionally, 13 grams of meth, 30 fentanyl pills and forged instruments were recovered according to police.
The driver, identified as Chance Savage, 43, was arrested on several felony and misdemeanor charges. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon. Court records show he was released the following day on his own recognizance.
The charges include two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Forgery I, Felon in Possession of Body Armor and Delivering Meth near a School.
“These recovered items are a direct result from East NRT’s weekly directed patrol surrounding retail businesses to interdict criminal activity,” said Portland Police Seargent Kevin Allen.
Officers in East Precinct have seized at least three other guns so far this month. A convicted felon was arrested with a stolen gun in a stolen vehicle on December 1; a gun was recovered during a mission targeting stolen vehicles on December 2 that resulted in an arrest; and a gun was seized on December 10 from a stolen vehicle.
Portland Police have taken 24 illegal guns off the streets of East Multnomah County since their enforcement missions began in November 2021.