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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Portland Gang Associate Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

The case arose from a Metro Gang Task Force drug investigation

PORTLAND, Ore. – January 15, 2015, Clark Allen Bailey, 37, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 120 months in prison after his federal conviction for felon in possession of a firearm.  When the defendant is released from prison he will serve an additional three years of supervised release.

The defendant’s conviction stemmed from a Metro Gang Task Force drug investigation which identified the defendant, a local gang associate, to be an active cocaine dealer.  On January 31, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on the defendant and his residence.  Inside the defendant’s residence officers recovered cocaine, scales, drug packaging materials, and a loaded firearm.  The firearm, a loaded 9mm Ruger pistol, was found inside a stocking cap concealed between the mattresses in the defendant’s bedroom.  The defendant’s fingerprint was found on the gun magazine.

At the time of the crime, the defendant had multiple prior felony convictions for delivery of a controlled substance. The defendant pled guilty to the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm on September 30, 2014.

“The combination of gangs, drugs and firearms is a lethal mixture that threatens the safety of our community,” stated U. S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.  “My office will continue to work with law enforcement to find and prosecute armed criminals."

This case was investigated by the Metro Gang Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Scott Kerin, the Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Drug Unit.

Updated February 5, 2015