A drug arrest led police to a home with a cache of rifles and handguns.
On Wednesday Portland Police arrested two people on drug-related charges and recovered 35 guns from a Lents neighborhood home in Southeast Portland.
The two people arrested were 30-year-old Joshua Michael Buettner and 26-year-old Jehna Gowanlock.
This investigation started in January 2013 when officers learned that Buettner and Gowanlock might be involved in the distribution of heroin.
Wednesday, officers contacted Buettner who was armed with a handgun in a shoulder holster and in was also in possession of an ounce of heroin.
Officers then went to Buettner's residence where they located and seized 34 additional firearms, including numerous rifles and handguns. Additional evidence seized includes ammunition and two safes.
The guns were taken to the Property/Evidence Division. Officers will be checking serial numbers to see if any of the guns are listed as stolen property and if so, will make every effort to return them to the rightful owner.
Buettner and Gowanlock were both charged with multiple drug crimes and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.