From melons to drugs

From melons to drugs
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:50am

Police in Oregon say two people stole thousands of pounds of watermelons to support drug habit.

(KGW) Police in Beaverton, Oregon have identified two men who they say stole thousands of pounds of watermelons from two WinCo stores in the Portland area.

At around 4 a.m. on June 7, six pallets of watermelons that weighed almost 6,000 pounds were taken from the WinCo on Cedar Hills Boulevard, said Mike Rowe with the Beaverton Police Department.

Five of the pallets were recovered in a storage building on the Stoller Farm property in Aurora, Ore. after Paul Stoller contacted police and said a man dropped them off there.

Police also learned that around 1:40 a.m. on June 7, 11 pallets of watermelons were taken from a Tigard WinCo.

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