BEAVERTON, OR (NWNN) – A traffic stop in Beaverton turns into a major drug bust on Wednesday morning.
Officers started an investigation at the Pepper Tree Motel after two men staying in a room started loading large amounts of items from the room into a vehicle.
Police originally thought that the two men staying at the motel were involved in credit card fraud. A traffic stop later in the day determined they were actually involved in the drug trade.
After searching the vehicle officers found more than 25 pounds of drugs, money and a loaded hand gun. There was also 4.5 pounds of marijuana, 16.5 pounds of marijuana laced edibles, 108 packages of marijuana laced cool-aid mix, over 3.5 ounces of heroin, an ounce of meth and an ounce of cocaine. Some of the drugs were located inside of footballs that had been re-stitched closed.
The two men arrested are identified as 40-year-old Markice Terrell Hall and 31-year-old Aaron Hibbler. Both Hall and Hibbler are lodged at the Washington County Jail on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.