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Drug bust in Newport nets three suspects

Jeremy Sweet, 26
Delivery, Manufacturing, Possession of Heroin

Gregory Handsaker, 28
Possession, Delivery and Manufacturing Heroin

Newport Police Department this week received information that some hotel guests left a quantity of heroin behind when they checked out. Newport Officers located the vehicle associated with the hotel guests, which was occupied by multiple people, at 306 N. Coast Hwy.

Officers concealed themselves in the area to observe the subjects. Officers witnessed several hand to hand narcotics transactions.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, packaging materials, digital scales, drug use paraphernalia, and a large sum of US Currency.

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Arrested at the scene was Erin Elizabeth Mesa, 31 of Portland Oregon; Jeremy Emmett Sweet, 26 of Portland Oregon; and Gregory Joseph Handsaker, 28 of Salem, Oregon.

Arrestee’s were transported and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on following charges:

Gregory Joseph Handsaker, 28

Delivery of a Controlled Substance — Heroin
Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance — Heroin
Possession of a Controlled Substance — Heroin
Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Erin Elizabeth Mesa, 31

Delivery of a Controlled Substance — Heroin
Possession of a Controlled Substance — Heroin

Jeremy Emmett Sweet, 26

Delivery of a Controlled Substance — Heroin
Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance — Heroin
Possession of a Controlled Substance — Heroin

The Newport Police Department encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they witness, as it may assist law enforcement. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.

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