On Thursday, North Precinct officers arrested a 54-year-old Northeast Portland man and served two search warrants in connection with a six month investigation into marijuana distribution.

54-year-old Aaron Victor Peterson was arrested and search warrants were served at his residence in the 5700 block of Northeast 12th Avenue and his barbershop, Sh'Aaaron's Looks, located at 5800 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

The joint investigation involving the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team, Street Crimes Unit and uniform patrol officers was in response to information that Peterson was using his barbershop as a front to distribute marijuana.

Approximately two ounces of marijuana, packaging equipment and scales was seized as part of this investigation.

The City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services then conducted an inspection at the business and noted several building code violations.

Peterson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery and Possession of Marijuana.

Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at (503) 823-3784.