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Drug charges made after traffic stop

Four adults were arrested on methamphetamine charges, and a toddler placed in her grandmother’s care, after a traffic stop Wednesday on the Heights.

Officer Juan Pulido of the Hood River Police Department stopped a vehicle on the Heights for a minor traffic violation.

In Rosauers parking lot, Pulido made contact with the occupants, four adults and a child. Officer Emy Delancy assisted.

Pulido “observed them coming from a known drug area and also had information about some of the subjects in the vehicle dealing drugs,” Det. Mike Martin said. “This was realized after the stop was made when he observed who was in the vehicle.”

While talking to the driver and occupants, Pulido observed indications of possible drug activity, according to Martin. Delancy then observed a male passenger in the back of the car attempt to hide a firearm in his jacket pocket while being shielded by the female passenger, also in the back seat, according to Martin.

All occupants were subsequently removed from the vehicle. The male subject concealing the weapon had prior felony convictions. Hood River residents Robert Kahler 55, Marcus Kahler, 31, Jarryd Holt 29, and Amanda Todd, 26 were found in possession of methamphetamine and arrested, according to Martin. All four were cooperative.

Holt, who had prior felony convictions, was also arrested on gun and delivery charges.

A stolen firearm taken from The Dalles area, other drugs and drug packaging material were recovered from within the vehicle, according to Martin. The 2 year old child was later released to his grandmother.

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