Man arrested for making cocaine near Woodlawn Elementary

Gregory M. Brown, 47, was arrested on Dec. 7, 2017 after police served a searc warrant at his residence and found evidence he manufactured and delivered cocaine. (Courtesy: PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested in Northeast Portland within 1,000 feet of Woodlawn Elementary after a warrant search of his home found cocaine, weapon-related items and evidence that indicated he manufactured and delivered cocaine, Portland Police said.

Gregory M. Brown, 47, was arrested and lodged in Multnomah County Jail on Thursday. Police said they found cocaine, cash which they believed to be from the sale of illegal drugs and “weapon-related items.”

Police said they served two search warrants early on Thursday, both to residences that were rented by Brown. The first was in the 7000 block of Northeast 8th Avenue and the second in the 6900 block of North Interstate Avenue. Brown was arrested at the residence on Northeast 8th Avenue.

An investigation into the residences was sparked by a shooting in front of the Northeast 8th Avenue at 3:30 a.m. on April 22, 2017. No one was injured, but investigators learned about Brown renting both residences, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Colby Panter at 503-823-4106 or Colby.Panter@portlandoregon.gov. 

Here are Brown’s full charges:

Manufacture of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a School

Manufacture of Cocaine

Delivery of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a School

Delivery of Cocaine

Felony Possession of Cocaine