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Trooper's Traffic Stop Helps Drug Team Arrest Methamphetamine Dealer 


The following is from a news release by Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT) 

A Wednesday afternoon traffic stop east of The Dalles by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper working in conjunction with YCINT led to the arrest of a McMinnville man believed to be an upper level distributor of methamphetamine. 

On August 20, 2012 at approximately 12:30 p.m. an OSP trooper contacted MARK ALBERT LYNN, age 54, in a traffics top on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles. LYNN is suspected by YCINT of supplying a number of mid-level dealers in the McMinnville and Sheridan area, many of which have been rounded up by YCINT in recent months. A narcotics detection canine was deployed on LYNN's BMW passenger car and subsequently helped YCINT detectives and OSP troopers locate approximately 1.5 lbs of methamphetamine, an ounce of cocaine, and about a quarter ounce of heroin. Other evidence was also discovered along with the estimated $70,000 worth of drugs. 

Following the traffic stop and arrest of LYNN, a search warrant was served at his McMinnville residence that night. Detectives discovered a loaded firearm and other evidence. 

LYNN was lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility on charges of: 

Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine 

Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Cocaine 

Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Heroin 

Possession of Vicodin 

Felon in Possessioin of a Restricted Weapon (Stun Gun) 

YCINT was assisted by the Oregon State Police, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, and McMinnville Police Department. 

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