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Irrigon Father and Son Arrested After 18 lbs. of Marijuana Found at Residence
11/14/2008
Sergeant Tom Spicknall
Criminal Investigations Division - Pendleton
Phone: (541) 278-4090 ext. 4850

Following a two-month investigation, two Irrigon-area men were arrested Thursday when a search warrant was served at their residence and 18 pounds of marijuana was discovered.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Tom Spicknall, on November 13, 2008 members of the Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Task Force and Morrow County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at 1325 E. Idaho Avenue in Irrigon related to an investigation into the manufacturing, possession and delivery of marijuana. Officers located approximately 18 pounds of processed and packaged marijuana along with two illegally possessed handguns. The marijuana has an estimated value of $54,000.
 
Officers arrested WILLIAM HUSTON, age 68, and his son, JEFFERY HUSTON, age 44, at their Irrigon address. Both were charged with Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance. JEFFERY HUSTON was also charged with two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. They were lodged at the Umatilla County Jail.
 
The Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Task Force is comprised of detectives from the Morrow County Sheriffs Office, Pendleton Police Department, Milton Freewater Police Department, Hermiston Police Department, Umatilla County Sheriffs Office and the Oregon State Police. Detectives from the Mid Columbia Interagency Narcotics Team assisted.