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Police: Vancouver man, ‘known drug dealer’ arrested in Portland

A Vancouver man faces gun and drug charges following his arrest in Portland by a cross-state law enforcement task force that netted prepackaged drugs worth about $112,300.

The Portland Police Bureau said in a news release that Michael Lail, 37, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felon in possession of a firearm and possession and delivery of methamphetamine. Lail was also arrested on a warrant, police said.

On Wednesday, officers with the bureau’s Drugs and Vice Division assisted the Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force with arresting Lail, who was described as “a known drug dealer.” Lail lives in Vancouver but works in Portland, according to police.

Officers searched his vehicle and found two guns, 1,340 grams of methamphetamine, 43.5 grams of heroin and 18.6 grams of suspected Fentanyl, according to police.

“Well over 7,000 single dosage units were seized in total for an estimated street value of drugs of $112,300,” the news release says.

The task force also seized a shotgun, ammo and body armor at Lail’s residence in the 11500 block of Northeast 126th Avenue, police said.

The Multnomah County, Ore., District Attorney’s Office said Lail was scheduled to make a court appearance Thursday afternoon in Portland.


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