Police: Because of crook, empty seats at the Super Bowl

by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:

The three Super Bowl tickets seized by Portland police as part of a drug investigation.

Police in Portland, Ore., said they stopped a 39-year-old man at the Portland International Airport with $49,000 in his luggage. That investigation led to a search warrant at his home where police found roughly 12 pounds of marijuana, four rifles and two handguns.

While police were waiting to search another home, two men left that residence with several large trash bags. One of them was detained and the other fled when police approached.

“Investigators served the search warrant and during a search of the Escalade they discovered approximately 212 pounds of processed marijuana in the trash bags, as well as three Super Bowl XLVIII tickets,” Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said in a statement. “Additionally, a 2002 Hummer H2 was seized at the residence.”

“Inside the residence, investigators seized more than $300,000 in cash, $3,850 Euros, and an 80-inch television. At a storage locker, investigators seized a 47-inch television and a large amount of marijuana growing equipment.”

For anyone thinking of copying the tickets, Portland police said NFL security is involved so the tickets cannot be copied.

Police said a Florida storage locker with 45 pounds of marijuana was also linked to the investigation.

Follow this link to read more about the suspects from Portland police.

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