Newport Police Officers received information that Joseph Vinson, 33 of Newport, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest, was staying in a motel room in the 700 Block of North Coast Highway.
Police executed a search warrant for the motel room. Inside, officers located Vinson, along with his mother, Sabrina Vinson, 58, of Newport.
Newport Drug Detection K9, Nero, conducted a search of the room and alerted to the presence of narcotics. Officers searched the room and located methamphetamine, a large sum of US Currency, and drug use paraphernalia.
A second search warrant was obtained and executed on a vehicle Vinson was driving. K9 Nero, conducted a search and alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. During the service of the second search warrant officers located an additional large supply of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials, and drug use paraphernalia.
Sabrina Vinson was cited and released at the scene for Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.
Joseph Vinson was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail for the following charges;
* Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Oregon Parole Board Warrant