Grant HS student faces 20 drug charges

Grant High School senior Jacob Sause, 18, faces 20 drug charges for allegedly providing drugs to other students. He waved to the camera during his video arraignment on May 10, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)
Grant High School senior Jacob Sause, 18, faces 20 drug charges for allegedly providing drugs to other students. He waved to the camera during his video arraignment on May 10, 2013 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An 18-year-old Grant High School student faces 20 drug-related charges for allegedly delivering drugs to other students.

Jacob Sause was arrested Thursday afternoon at a home in the 2700 block of NE Hancock Street.

Portland police said they found these drugs in the home of Grant High School senior Jacob Sause on May 9, 2013 (Courtesy, PPB)
Portland police said they found these drugs in the home of Grant High School senior Jacob Sause on May 9, 2013 (Courtesy, PPB)

Authorities began their investigation about two months ago after numerous complaints from neighbors about drug dealing activity at the home. Officers delivered a letter to Sause’s father, Henry, at that time, but, officials said in a release, complaints about the drug activity increased after that.

In a search of the house on Thursday, investigators said they recovered about 11 ounces of marijuana and small amounts of cocaine and heroin, plus packaging materials, a digital scale, a handgun and some money.

At his Friday afternoon court appearance, Sause was slightly smiling and waved at the camera.

The word spread quickly through the school, though neither parents nor students were shocked.

“It probably everywhere and it’s probably a matter of being caught,” said parent Deb Scheetz. “But it’s pretty unfortunate.”

Kayla Spears had a forensic class with Sause.

“He wasn’t like a bad student or anything. He did his work and he came to class, so if you really didn’t know him you wouldn’t have thought anything of him,” she said.

Erin Hoover, a PPS spokesperson, said, “We have a zero tolerance policy regarding drugs in and around our schools and are working now with police to determine if any other students were involved and to take immediate action under our student discipline policy.”

Jacob Sause is being held at the Multnomah County Jail, with bail set at $600,000.

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