Clackamas County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Boring, Oregon man was sentenced to federal prison today for distributing illegal narcotics in and around the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Thomas Lewis Ogden, 55, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and three years’ supervised release.

According to court documents, on several occasions investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office completed controlled buys of illegal narcotics from Ogden at his residence in Clackamas County. On December 11, 2019, investigators executed a search warrant on Ogden’s residence and seized a kilogram of methamphetamine, 150 grams of heroin, and approximately 35 pounds of marijuana. While searching Ogden’s truck, the investigators found a. 38 caliber revolver in the driver’s seat as well as drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, digital scales, and a stun gun.

On December 18, 2019, a federal grand jury in Portland returned a 5-count indictment charging Ogden with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and felon in possession of a firearm.

On January 15, 2021, Ogden pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kemp L. Strickland.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.