Vancouver Neighborhood Response Team makes arrest in firearms trafficking and drug distribution investigation

During the search warrant, 11 unlawfully possessed firearms including 1 reported stolen rifle, 2 sawed off shotguns and 1 sawed off rifle, over 2 pounds of methamphetamine, approximately 5,000 fentanyl pills, cocaine, crack cocaine, body armor, documents related to fraud and other items of evidence related to the investigation were recovered. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
During the search warrant, 11 unlawfully possessed firearms including 1 reported stolen rifle, 2 sawed off shotguns and 1 sawed off rifle, over 2 pounds of methamphetamine, approximately 5,000 fentanyl pills, cocaine, crack cocaine, body armor, documents related to fraud and other items of evidence related to the investigation were recovered. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

Noah Sandoval, 41 years of age, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail

VANCOUVER – On Friday (April 14), the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), with assistance from the Safe Streets Task Force and Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit, served a search warrant on a residence in La Center, related to a firearms trafficking and controlled substance distribution investigation that the NRT has been conducting in Vancouver. 

During the search warrant, 11 unlawfully possessed firearms including 1 reported stolen rifle, 2 sawed off shotguns and 1 sawed off rifle, over 2 pounds of methamphetamine, approximately 5,000 fentanyl pills, cocaine, crack cocaine, body armor, documents related to fraud and other items of evidence related to the investigation were recovered. 

Noah Sandoval, 41 years of age, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm x11
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm x1
  • Possession of a short-barreled shotguns/rifle x3
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance w/ Intent x3 (fentanyl / meth / cocaine)
  • Manufacturing a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine)

The investigation is continuing and nothing further is releasable at this time.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.


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