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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Portland Man Sentenced to 220 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine (Photo)

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PORTLAND, Ore. – On May 21, 2018, Jeramy Theodore Carpenter, 35, of Portland, was sentenced to 220 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on September 15, 2016, Carpenter and a co-conspirator arranged to sell two ounces of methamphetamine for $800. With Carpenter hiding in the back seat of a sport-utility vehicle, the co-conspirator drove to an agreed upon location to meet their buyer. The buyer entered the vehicle and sat in the front passenger seat. Carpenter raised up from the back seat and struck the buyer multiple times in the back of the head with a firearm, asking “Where’s my money?” After further interrogation, the victim persuaded Carpenter and the co-conspirator to drop him off to retrieve the money from a safe deposit box. The victim escaped and called police.

Multnomah County Sheriff deputies applied for and obtained a search warrant to search Carpenter’s garage and the vehicles associated with him and his co-conspirator. While searching the garage, they discovered plastic wrap from a used or discarded kilogram of methamphetamine, drug records, a money counter, and a backpack containing Carpenter’s wallet, identification, and prescription medications. Carpenter’s backpack also contained over 1,100 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, two firearms, three pairs of brass knuckles, and $1,000 in cash. Deputies found a third firearm in Carpenter’s vehicle and fourth in his spouse’s vehicle.

Carpenter previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine on January 22, 2018.

This case was investigated by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and prosecuted by Leah K. Bolstad, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

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Updated May 22, 2018