HILLSBORO, Ore.- On November 14, 2019, 18-year-old Dylan James Gregory pleaded guilty to first-degree disorderly conduct, harassment and two counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Judge Ted Sims sentenced Mr. Gregory to two years of probation. Deputy District Attorney Tyler Bissett and Deputy District Attorney Mark Richman prosecuted the two separate cases against Mr. Gregory.

On September 4, 2019, Mr. Gregory posted a picture of himself to his social media account. The picture depicted the defendant holding a handgun featuring the caption, “Who ready for school.” Mr. Gregory was enrolled to start his first day at Mountainside High School that day.

Beaverton Police spotted the concerning photo. Officers quickly requested and obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s home and found ammunition but were unable to locate the handgun featured in the photo.

While this case was pending, Mr. Gregory was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by Washington County Sheriff’s deputies for a traffic violation. Deputies reported the vehicle smelled of marijuana and later found a pipe containing methamphetamine residue hidden in the defendant’s clothing. Mr. Gregory refused to give his name or date of birth to deputies and was arrested at the scene.

Less than a week later, Beaverton Police responded to an apartment complex on a report of a loud disturbance. Mr. Gregory was arrested after officers determined he tried to instigate a fight and pushed another individual at the scene. While he was being processed at the Washington County Jail, deputies found a small bag containing methamphetamine.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge Beaverton Police for flagging the concerning photo and working quickly to address the possible threat. This office also commends school staff for their diligence in addressing the matter swiftly.

“We can never be too careful when it comes to student safety,” DDA Bissett said of the concerning social media post. “We applaud Beaverton Police and school staff for acting so quickly to safeguard the students of Mountainside High School.”

In addition to probation, Judge Sims also ordered Mr. Gregory to undergo drug and mental health treatment.

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Stephen Mayer
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November 21, 2019