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Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his partner, K9 Nero, were responsible for discovering a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic violation Sunday morning in Newport.

Timothy Jason Jones, 39, of Toledo, was stopped by Randall at 3:30 a.m. Sunday for a routine traffic violation. Jones’ driving status came back suspended and with two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.

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Timothy Jason Jones

As Randall was arresting Jones, he observed evidence of possible narcotics use and deployed K9 Nero, who searched the outside of Jones’ vehicle. Nero alerted Randall to narcotics in the vehicle and a search revealed a commercial quantity of methamphetamine, which was pre-weighed, packaged and labeled for sale.

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Jones was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail where he faces charges of delivery, possession and manufacturing of a controlled substance in addition to the two outstanding felony warrants for failure to appear and parole violation stemming from an earlier property hit and run from another jurisdiction. His bail was set at $265,000.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at 541 574-3348.

Justin Werner
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast.

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  1. Great job that much less out there plus another dealer wanted person off the streets for now. Needs to be locked up looks like one of those no hope for cases especially for hit and run how many drugs was in his possession when he hit another person run so would not be found with more drugs.

  2. It’s all commercial quantity, and I hope no one was fooled by that measure
    what’s it, that decriminalized narcotics and hallucinogenic drugs.
    Court ordered rehab does not work. Go to an AA meeting, or if there are any here, an NA meeting and find out.


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