WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY


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Drug bust lands suspected meth maker/dealer in jail

Jeff Gruver, 54
Making and selling meth

Newport Police with the assistance of Lincoln City Sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police troopers, served a narcotics search warrant at an apartment complex at 146 SW Cottage Street in Newport. During the service of the warrant, officers gathered evidence including methamphetamine packaged for sale, digital scales, drug records, U.S. Currency, a large quantity of Red Phosphorous used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. A homemade explosive device was also found in Gruver’s apartment.

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Officers evacuated the residents from the 4 unit apartment complex. Oregon State Police Bomb Disposal Unit secured the IED and confirmed it was capable of exploding.

Arrested at the scene and transported to Lincoln County Jail was Jeffrey Scott Gruver, 54, of Newport. During the booking process additional methamphetamine was found on Gruver.

Gruver is lodged on the following charges;

Methamphetamine x 3
Maintaining a Place where Controlled Sub are Kept/ Used
Possession of a Destructive Device
Possession of a Precursor Substance
Introducing Contraband in Jail

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department 541-574-3348 or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.

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