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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