Portland, Oregon – There will be at least three empty seats at Sunday’s Super Bowl game in New Jersey. Three 100 level tickets were seized in a Portland drug raid and are now in the bureau’s evidence locker.
Sgt. Pete Simpson says they’ve contacted the NFL. The the bureau won’t say specifically where the seats are, so counterfeiters can’t move in and re sell them.
The tickets are being kept as money laundering evidence in the drug operation. During the investigation, they searched several homes and found almost 350-thousand dollars in cash, 267 pounds of processed marijuana, 18 marijuana plants, two vehicles and a bunch of other property.
Simpson says its the first time in his memory Super Bowl tickets have been part of a Portland drug investigation. He says he’s fielded calls from news media in Seattle, home of the Super Bowl bound Seahawks, to see if the tickets are up for grabs. The answer is no.
39 year old Kao Choy Saechao and 43 year old Edward Logan Olson are in custody on charges of delivery and possession of marijuana and money laundering. Police are still looking for 42 year old Matthew Parker and his 19 year old son, Dreyson.
Simpson says its not clear who was planning to go The Big Game.