SWAT teams raid Fairview home in drugs, weapons investigation

SWAT teams raid Fairview home in drugs, weapons investigation

FAIRVIEW, Ore. – SWAT teams raided a Fairview home and detained six people early Thursday morning.

The raid was part of “Operation White Christmas,” an ongoing drugs and weapons investigation involving white supremacist gang witness tampering, according to Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Steve Alexander. The sheriff's office is leading the investigation, which involves federal and state law enforcement agencies.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and Gresham Police SWAT served a federal search warrant at the home, located at 787 Cedar St., at 3 a.m.

Police used flashbangs as they entered the home. During their search, police found 40 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sales. They also found $630 in cash, drug scales and packaging materials, Alexander said.

No one was hurt.

Six people were detained. Five of those people were questioned and later released, Alexander said.

Deputies arrested Mark Gill, 48, for possession of methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a minor.

While police searched the home, they arrested a man who walked up to the front of the house. Kenneth Freeman, 27, was arrested for failure to appear on a disorderly conduct charge.