Newport Police report that they received a tip that a drug dealer, operating out of Washington, had transported a large amount of narcotics into Newport. Officers quickly learned that the dealer was named William Canning of Longview and that he was at a home known by Newport Police because of past drug actiivity.
Upon arrival at the home officers quickly deployed their K-9 Drug Dog Zoe. Zoe quickly signaled “drugs” were definitely in the area and so officers immediately got a search warrant and went to work. K-9 Zoe quickly alerted on a pound of methamphetamine as well as a sizeable quantity of a heroin and fentanyl mixture. Officers also found cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, what looked to be LSD and numerous pharmaceutical drugs.
Canning was lodged in the county jail on charges of delivery of heroin, manufacturing heroin, delivery of methamphetamine, delivery of cocaine, manufacturing cocaine and possession of cocaine. Canning’s bail was set at a half-million dollars.
Newport Police remind everyone to always be aware of your immediate neighborhood surroundings and to report suspicious activities like strangers in the neighborhood and unfamiliar vehicles stopping at the same residence, etc. If you see such activities you can always call the Newport Police Tip Line at 541-574-5455. or you can Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856 or text to TipLine@NewportPolice.net. If you’d like to speak to an officer call 541-574-3348.