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Former Community College Teacher Accused Of Making, Selling Meth


A graduate student in chemistry at Portland State University who is also a former teacher at Mount Hood Community College is accused of making and selling methamphetamine.

Alexander Rudine, 37, was arrested at his home on the 1900 block of Southeast 112th Avenue at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit executed a search warrant as part of a drug investigation.

According to court documents, Rudine was sitting on his porch as deputies approached. He was carrying $1,510 in cash along with 16 grams of meth in his waistband, a probable cause affidavit states.

Court documents show that more meth was found in a baggie in the basemen and Rudine, without any questioning by law enforcement, admitted it was his.

A probable cause affidavit states 14 more grams of meth was found in Rudine’s bedroom, along with a digital scale, numerous cups and packaging materials containing suspected meth residue.

Rudine also had notes on how to re-crystalize methamphetamine and a hand written scientific formula at the bottom of the page, according to court documents.

Deputies used a hand wheel to measure Rudine’s house to the nearest school. It was 790 feet.

Rudine has a criminal history that includes two convictions for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance in 1997 and possession of a controlled substance in 1998. He was arrested other times for similar charges, but court records show those cases were dismissed.

A Mount Hood Community College spokesperson said that while Rudine was a part-time teacher over the summer term, he is no longer employed at the school. Court documents state he is working toward his Ph.D. at PSU.

When the search warrant was served at his home Tuesday, a suspected "runner" for Rudine was also arrested. Morgan Clingings, 39, of Portland, was booked on a felony outstanding warrant for burglary charges.

Rudine was arraigned in court Wednesday on charges of unlawful delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school. He is due back in court Oct. 23.