Officers Seize Gun and Drugs on a Welfare Check Call (Photo)

July 30, 2021 16:54


A large amount of drugs and money were seized while officers were conducting a welfare check in a vehicle.

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 11:06a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a welfare check call on two individuals partially conscious in a still running vehicle at West Burnside Street and Southwest 20th Avenue. As the officers approached, they could see the handle of a pistol in the front waistband of the driver. The passenger attempted to grab the pistol from the driver. Officers drew their firearms and ordered the passenger to drop the gun. She complied and both suspects were taken safely into custody.

Upon retrieving the pistol the officers found that it was loaded. The gun was seized as evidence. After further investigation the officers located 22 grams of methamphetamine, over 100 pills of oxycodone, and nearly $700 in cash (photo), which was also seized as evidence.

Both suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. The driver, David L. Carter, 52, of Portland, was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine. The passenger, Aishanna R. Bottaro, 23, of Gresham, was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Photo description: Evidence spread on a table, including a semiautomatic gun, ammunition, drugs in baggies, and cash



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