May 10, 2013 11:25On Thursday May 9, 2013, at approximately 1:00 p.m., officers assigned to the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), Youth Services Division (YSD) and K-9 officers from the Drugs and Vice Division served a search warrant at a residence in the 2700 block of Northeast Hancock Street.
The investigation was initiated after numerous neighborhood complaints about drug dealing activity at the home. Additionally, investigators had information that the suspect was regularly delivering drugs to Grant High School students.
NRT officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and 18-year-old Jacob Sause, who lived at the residence and attends Grant High School.
Approximately two months ago, NRT officers delivered a Chronic Nuisance Property letter to the homeowner, Henry Sause, and explained the complaints about the home and his son. The complaints of drug activity increased after the letter was delivered, leading investigators to apply for a search warrant for the home.
Investigators recovered more than 300 grams of Marijuana and small amounts of cocaine and heroin. Additionally, investigators seized drug packaging materials, a digital scale, a handgun and a small amount of cash.
Jacob Sause was charged with 20 different drug-related charges and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Bail is set at $600,000.
This investigation was a success due to the diligence of concerned neighbors and the collaborative work by the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team and the Youth Services Division.
Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson