Mult. Co. SWAT raid targets white supremacists

Mult. Co. SWAT raid targets white supremacists

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Posted on June 19, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 19 at 11:10 AM

FAIRVIEW, Ore. -- An early morning raid in Fairview targeted white supremacists gangs, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies and Gresham police officers went to a home at 787 Cedar Street about 3 a.m., said MCSO Lt. Steve Alexander.

Six people were detained during the raid, which was based on a federal search warrant, he said. Investigators said the group has known ties to the known ties to the European Kindred and Rude Krude Brood white supremacy groups.

Last month: Guns and drugs seized in supremacist, biker raid

A few hours later, police released five of them.

One man, 48-year-old Mark Gill, was arrested for meth possession and delivery, as well as endangering the welfare of a minor.

"During the search of the residence, 40 grams of methamphetamine packaged for street sale, along with approximately $630 in cash, were seized," Alexander said. "Drug scales, packaging materials and drug records were also confiscated.

While police were at the scene, a man approached the house and was found to have an outstanding warrant. He was arrested for failure to appear in court on a disorderly conduct charge.

Police said the raid was related to the long term "Operation White Christmas" investigation, which led last December to 40 arrests and the seizure of 74 guns, 8 lbs. of drugs and more $50,000 in cash.

Background: Mult. Co. gang sting nets 40 arrests, 74 guns

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