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Lincoln County authorities bust a sizeable drug operation

Gilbert Nickerson
Drug Bust
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James Johnson
Drug Bust
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Earl Reid
Drug Bust
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Local authorities were very busy Wednesday rounding up members of a substantial drug operation in Lincoln County. Newport Police served a narcotics search warrant at 358 SE 117th Street, South Beach.

During the service of the warrant, five suspects were arrested.

Officer’s and drug detection K9, Nero, discovered evidence of drug use and sales. Officer’s seized methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, drug records, and drug use paraphernalia.

Also, a large amount of suspected stolen property was found, which officers are trying to determine their origin.

Newport Police Officers were assisted by Lincoln City Police Department, Toledo Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges are:

Heather Lyn Jellison, 43, for Delivery of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

Earl Anthony Reid, 39, for Delivery of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine

Holly D. George, 50, for Delivery of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine, and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

Gilbert L. Nickerson, 46, Possession of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

James Earl Johnson, 57, for Possession of a Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine and Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used.

Anyone having information regarding this case are asked contact the Newport Police Department at 541-574-3348. Call the Newport Police Tip Line at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.

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