HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 11, 2020, Judge Oscar Garcia found Julio Gonzalez guilty of unlawful delivery of heroin, unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine in a bench trial. Judge Garcia then sentenced the defendant to 22 months in prison. Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman prosecuted the case against Mr. Gonzalez.

The Westside Interagency Narcotics Team (WIN) identified Mr. Gonzalez as drug dealer. After securing the proper search warrants, officers on the WIN team surveilled the defendant for more than a week. On June 12, 2020, the team observed Mr. Gonzalez as he drove north on Interstate 5 and conducted a traffic stop in Tualatin, Oregon. Officers found one ounce of heroin, more than half an ounce of methamphetamine, bags used to package the drugs and a scale. Officers also found additional empty packaging materials indicating the defendant had much larger quantities of drugs with him prior to the traffic stop.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the WIN team on this case.

Mr. Gonzalez will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence. He also faces extradition to California for similar charges dating back to 2014.

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Stephen Mayer
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August 12, 2020