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Local men face drug, weapons charges following ATF search and arrest raid

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Two Lincoln City men and a Cloverdale resident face drug and weapons charges after Special Agents from the ATF Seattle Field Division executed multiple federal search and arrest warrants Tuesday in Lincoln City.

Three men were arraigned and charged Wednesday afternoon in U.S. Federal Court in Eugene following the city-wide raid, U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Oregon Public Affairs Officer Kevin Sonoff said.

Billy Jack Reese Jr., 40, of Lincoln City, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

James Levi Boyer, 49, of Cloverdale, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

David Williams, 62, of Lincoln City, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Additional defendants will appear in federal court Thursday, Sonoff said via email from his Portland District Field Office.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents, including officers from the Lincoln City Police Department, surrounded the Terrace Garden Apartments at 3456 NE West Devils Lake Road in Lincoln City around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses said SWAT and ATF agents in tactical gear entered an apartment at the complex at approximately 6 p.m and exited with bagged items. A resident said they could not enter their apartment because the area was barricaded.

Other locations, including Lincoln City Storage, 3796 SW Highway 101, also were searched by federal agents during Tuesday’s sting operation.

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ATF at Lincoln City residence off Beach Ave (photo has been altered to protect agents) – Photo by Brynna Keel Blanchard

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 Agents from the ATF at Lincoln City Storage – Photo courtesy David Madaus

The ATF is a law enforcement agency in the United States’ Department of Justice that protects communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. I wish there was more information, we live right down the road with kids. Be nice to know whats happening in the neighborhood. But thanks for the great reporting.

  2. How many ATF agents does it take to do a search and seizure on an apartment? About as many as a road crew!!! Well lets narrow some of the images. The long white box is most likely a rifle, The gentleman with the 2 large backs look to be carrying something heavy like guns and/or drugs. It could be a multitude of things, but it had to be at least drugs and weapons. SWAT means Weapons plain and simple. LCP means he either had to be there because it was city, or because he wanted to watch real action

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