Sheriff: 3 guns, ammo, fentanyl found in car during traffic stop in Hillsboro

Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 12:50 PM PDT
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HILLSBORO, Ore. (KPTV) - Guns and drugs were found inside a car during a traffic stop in Hillsboro early Thursday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 12:12 a.m., a deputy stopped a 2008 red Chevrolet Impala for running a red light at the intersection of Southwest Dennis Avenue and Southwest Oak Street. The driver, 25-year-old Jessie Chavez-Echeverria, had a suspended driver’s license, according to the sheriff’s office.

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During the traffic stop, deputies learned that Chavez-Echeverria was a convicted felon and found a 9mm handgun in the center console. A further search of the car revealed two more guns, ammunition and fentanyl in a bag.

Chavez-Echeverria was arrested for three counts of felon in possession of a firearm and a parole violation detainer. The sheriff’s office said charges for the fentanyl are pending and additional charges are likely.