PORTLAND – A Grant High School student pleaded not guilty Monday morning to charges of possession of cocaine and marijuana and delivery of marijuana.
He was scheduled to appear in court again on July 8 and 9.
Officers recovered more than 300 grams of marijuana, small amounts of cocaine and heroin, a handgun, and cash on May 9 from the home of the teenager, accused of selling drugs to Grant High School students in Northeast Portland, police said.
Police descended on the home in the 2700 block of Northeast Hancock Street after numerous complaints from neighbors of drug-dealing activity, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
Jacob Sause was arrested and charged with 20 drug-related charges and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Police also learned Sause was regularly delivering drugs to students at Grant High School.
Two months ago, officers gave Sause’s father, Henry Sause, a Chronic Nuisance Property letter explaining the complaints about the home and his son. But complaints of drug activity only increased after the letter, leading investigators to pursue a search warrant for the home, Simpson said.
Police credit concerned neighbors for helping in the investigation and encourage anyone concerned about his or her neighborhood to call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline (503) 823-3784.