Metro Gang Task Force Investigation Leads to Three Arrests - Seizure of Guns and Narcotics (Photo)

April 03, 2014 12:45


This morning, Thursday April 3, 2014, at 4:45 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 9500 block of North Buchanan Avenue in connection with an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Metro Gang Task Force.

Investigators seized two firearms, counterfeit US currency, and quantities of Oxycontin, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, and marijuana.

Three people were arrested on a variety of drug-related charges:

25-year-old Sonny Phosakham

22-year-old Teng Cha

29-year-old Christopher Phomsopha

All three were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Friday.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no additional information can be released at this time.

The Metro Gang Task Force is a multi-agency anti-gang effort that includes representatives from the Portland Police Bureau; the Beaverton Police Department; the Tigard Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the United States Attorney's Office, District of Oregon; and, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.



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