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PORTLAND -- Two men were arrested and three children were temporarily taken into protective custody after officers witnessed a cocaine deal at Portland International Airport.

A plain-clothes officer overheard two men at about 1 p.m. Saturday discussing a future drug deal at the airport, and an hour later police caught the two men in the act, Port of Portland police report.

Police said the man accused of selling the cocaine, 51-year-old Kalvin Ray Ransom of Portland, had returned to the airport in a car with three minor children inside. The children, ages 5, 8 and 10, were taken into protective custody after Ransom was arrested. They were later released to their mother.

Ransom was jailed for child neglect and delivery of a controlled substance.

Darrin Merle Dow, 46, of Redmond, was accused of buying $100 worth of cocaine and jailed on possession charges.

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