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Day: April 26, 2010

Two cuffed for selling pot near school

LEFT: Farrington RIGHT: Burton

Two Keizerites stand accused of selling marijuana out of a home near Gubser Elementary School.

Keizer Police went to a home in the 6700 block of 14th Avenue NE at about 6 p.m. Friday, April 23, after neighbor complaints that “various persons were routinely stopping in the driveway of the residence and engaging in apparent drug transactions before quickly leaving,” Sgt. Bob Trump of Keizer Police said.

While no one answered the door initially, Trump said officers from the department’s Community Response Unit “saw what they believed was a drug transaction” between a resident and a driver whose car stopped briefly in the driveway.

Trump said officers stopped the vehicle, where its occupants, including a 15-year-old, admitted buying marijuana. Officers went back to the home and arrested two people, 18-year-olds David S. Farrington and Ashley D. Burton. Each were charged with delivery of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, possessing a controlled substance, endangering a minor’s welfare and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor. Bail for each was set at $105,000.

After getting a search warrant, Trump said Keizer officers found about a half-ounce of marijuana along with 10 ecstasy tablets and packaging and scales consistent with marijuana sales.