State and local police have arrested a man and a woman on meth-related charges after serving a search warrant at a Newport-area motel.
An investigation by the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team revealed that two people were staying at the Inn at Yaquina Bay in Newport and selling meth from the motel, according to a news release from Oregon State Police.
On Thursday, officers served a search warrant in several motel rooms and in a car police said was associated with the suspects. Officers found meth, digital scales, packaging materials and other objects related to drug use and sales, according to the release.
Jason Parker Owens, 36, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
April Marie Shalberg, 37, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Shalberg also had warrants out of Clackamas County for charges of third-degree rape, four counts of second-degree sex abuse, and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.
The Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team includes members of the Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, and Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information about this case or any other drug-related information can contact the narcotics team at (541)265-8101.