Info provided by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies Cliff Sites and Eric Larson initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it illegally parked on Highway 101 near mile post 163 in Yachats.
During the contact, deputies learned the driver of the vehicle, Ardell Noel Pugh Jr, age 50 of Salem, had a suspended license. Deputies also noticed Pugh’s passenger, Casinda Mae Lane, age 28 of Waldport, appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies recovered several packages of methamphetamine, packaging material and a digital scale. Deputies caught Pugh attempting to delete information from his cell phone after he had been detained.
Pugh was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County jail on charges of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine; unlawful delivery of methamphetamine; unlawful possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. His bail was set at $665,000.
Lane was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on a no bail probation detainer. She was caught by jail deputies trying to dispose of methamphetamine during the intake process. She was also charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. The bail set on Lane’s additional criminal charges was set at $65,000.00.