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Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team Arrests Two at Newport Motel Related to Methamphetamine Investigation
June 17, 2013

Lieutenant Justin McGladrey
Oregon State Police - Newport
(541) 265-5354


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Two people were arrested last Thursday by the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT), with the assistance of Newport Police Department and Oregon State Police, during the execution of a narcotics-related search warrant at a Newport-area motel.
 
LINT began the investigation after learning the suspects were staying at the Inn at Yaquina Bay in Newport and selling methamphetamine from the motel. On June 13, 2013, LINT served a search warrant on multiple rooms at the business and a vehicle associated with the suspects. Officers located methamphetamine, packaging materials, digital scales and other evidence of drug use and sales.
 
The following two suspects were arrested at the scene:
 
JASON PARKER OWENS, age 36
* Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
 
APRIL MARIE SHALBERG, age 37
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Warrants out of Clackamas County charging Rape in the Third Degree, Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (4 counts) and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
 
The owners of the business are working with LINT into possible thefts from the business that may lead to additional charges and/or arrests.
 
LINT is made up of 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 additional information about this case or other drug related information is encouraged to contact LINT at (541) 265-8101.