Portland man sentenced for selling drugs to high school students

PORTLAND, Ore. ( KOIN ) — A Portland man has been sentenced to federal prison for selling drugs to high schoolers.

Jonathan Ash Clark, 43, was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison with six months of supervised release, the Department of Justice said.

Portland Police Bureau arrested Clark on Sept. 28, 2022, after he was located “with a group of students,” the release said. Court documents show that Clark had been seen with a student from Portland’s Cleveland High School , with officials from the school asking PPB for help when the student went missing.

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PPB’s search of Clark and his belongings brought “small quantities of cocaine and MDMA and a digital scale,” the release said. In an interview with police, Clark later said he knowingly sold drugs to high school students.

A federal grand jury in Portland indicted Clark with a slew of drug trafficking-related charges back in the fall of 2022 following a criminal complaint of similar charges. Last year, Clark pleaded guilty to one count of distributing a controlled substance to a person under 21.

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