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A criminal complaint was filed today in federal court alleging Canadian citizen John Phillip Stirling, 65, illegally possessed, with intent to distribute, methamphetamine aboard a U.S. flagged vessel in Oregon waters.

According to court documents, while on a routine patrol April 9, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alert detected a sailing vessel traveling north 225 nautical miles from Newport.

The vessel, named Mandalay, listed a home port of Seattle and visible U.S. registration numbers. When Coast Guard personnel attempted to communicate with Stirling, he went below deck and would only respond via VHF radio. Once Coast Guard personnel determined the Mandalay was a U.S. flagged vessel, they boarded and found Stirling to be the vessel’s sole occupant.

Stirling stated he did not have vessel documentation and refused to produce identification. Upon further questioning, Stirling’s speech began to deteriorate and he displayed signs of a possible drug overdose.

Coast Guard personnel administered medical aid to Stirling and evacuated him by helicopter to Astoria. He was later transported by ambulance to Adventist Health Portland for additional treatment.

Coast Guard personnel conducted a search of the Mandalay and discovered 28 seven-gallon jugs containing liquid methamphetamine.

Stirling made an initial appearance today in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman. Stirling was ordered detained pending trial.

A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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