Meth lab busts in Portland, Beaverton connected

Credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office

Meth lab busts in Portland, Beaverton connected

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 4:23 PM

PORTLAND -- Investigators were able to find and start cleaning up a meth lab in North Portland Tuesday night after a mobile meth lab in a van was found in Beaverton hours earlier, police said.

Police wore hazardous materials gear while entering the home near North Williams Avenue and North Baldwin Street at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. The lab inside was not "cooking at the time," but all the necessary materials were found on the premises, said Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Dan Miller, 54 (pictured), was taken into custody for making and selling meth, Ray said. Miller was held on $30,000 bail in the Washington County Jail.

Miller was also connected to a Chevy van full of glassware and other equipment that deputies found just before 1 p.m. Tuesday near Southwest 97th Avenue and Southwest Canyon Road.

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One North Portland neighbor who didn’t want to be identified said she had noticed strange activity at the home for the past year and a half.

“It smells like urine. I have knowledge that meth and other drugs smell like ammonia urine,” she said.

Neighbors also said they frequently see unknown vehicles coming and going from the house.


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KGW Reporter Ashley Korslien contributed to this report.

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