Raids net $350K, guns, steroids, Super Bowl tix

Police seized $350,000 in cash, along with guns, drugs, Super Bowl tickets, SUVs and other items in several raids that took place in Portland between Jan. 24-26, 2014. (Portland Police Bureau)
Police seized $350,000 in cash, along with guns, drugs, Super Bowl tickets, SUVs and other items in several raids that took place in Portland between Jan. 24-26, 2014. (Portland Police Bureau)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Police arrested two men and are searching for two more after seizing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, property, guns and drugs in multiple raids over the weekend in Portland.

39-year-old Kao Choy Saechao (left), and 43-year-old Edwin Olson, were arrested Jan. 24, 2014, in Portland during a series of raids in a drugs and weapons investigation. (Multnomah County Jail)
39-year-old Kao Choy Saechao (left), and 43-year-old Edwin Olson. (Multnomah County Jail)

Among the highlights, detectives seized $350,000 in U.S. currency, 3,850 euros, a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, a 2003 Hummer H2, three Super Bowl tickets, 269 pounds of pot, 84 marijuana plants, four rifles, two handguns and an 80-inch television.

According to Portland police, the investigation began Jan. 24 at Portland International Airport. Drugs and Vice Division detectives made contact with 39-year-old Kao Choy Saechao and searched his bags, finding $49,000 in cash.

They then searched his home at 8404 SE 134th Dr., seizing more cash, weapons, steroids and 12 pounds of pot.

Tickets to Super Bowl 48 between the Seahawks and Broncos were among the items found in a raid at a Portland house, Jan. 30, 2014 (PPB)
Tickets to Super Bowl 48 between the Seahawks and Broncos were among the items found in a raid at a Portland house, Jan. 30, 2014 (PPB)

Detectives developed information that lead them to raid a home belonging to 42-year-old Matthew Parker in the 3800 block of Northeast View Place in Gresham. As officers were waiting for a search warrant, they witnessed 43-year-old Edwin Olson and 19-year-old Dreyson Parker leave the home with several trash bags that they placed in the back of the Escalade.

Detectives detained Olson, but Parker fled. Portland police report that they found 212 pounds of pot and the Super Bowl tickets in the bags. They found $300,000 in cash inside the home.

19-year-old Dreyson Parker (left), and 42-year-old Matthew Parker, are wanted in a massive drugs and weapons investigation that took place Jan. 24-26, 2014. (DMV photos)
19-year-old Dreyson Parker (left), and 42-year-old Matthew Parker. (DMV photos)

Meanwhile, the investigation led detectives to a third location, 1243 NE 126th Ave., where they found a marijuana grow site.

Portland police did not disclose the circumstances that first prompted the investigation.

Saechao and Olson were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on possession and delivery of marijuana. Saechao also faces a count of money laundering. Meanwhile, detectives are still searching for Matthew and Parker.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call detectives at 503-823-0246.

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