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.