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LINT Drug Investigation Leads to 3 Arrests in Lincoln County
01/25/2010
Lieutenant Mike Turner
Oregon State Police - Newport
Office: (541) 265-5354

An investigation by members of the interagency Lincoln Interagency Narcotic Team (LINT) led to the arrest of two people during a traffic stop, and later third person at Toledo-area residence, on drug-related charges. One arrest was related to allegations that the person was going to sell methamphetamine knowing it was really rock salt.
 
On January 21, 2010, LINT detectives received information that a person in Toledo would be delivering a quantity of methamphetamine to a Newport-area location. LINT detectives set up surveillance for a vehicle of interest. At approximately 11:15 a.m. the vehicle, a 1997 Ford pickup, was spotted westbound on East Olive near Douglas Street in Newport. At the direction of LINT detectives, Newport police stopped the pickup occupied by DAYNA DIANN DETHLEFS, age 43, from Banks, and RANDAL ALLEN HURSH, age 48, from Toledo.
 
Subsequent investigation associated with the stop led detectives to find a quantity of methamphetamine packaged for sale. Detectives also found a quantity of what turned out to be rock salt packaged to be sold as a controlled substance. DETHLEFS admitted she was going to sell the rock salt as methamphetamine to a person in Newport.
 
HURSH consented to allow detectives to search his residence in Toledo where additional methamphetamine was found along with evidence related to the delivery of a controlled substance. A third person was contacted at the Toledo residence identified as REBECCA ROSELLA REISCH, age 34, from Toledo.
 
HURSH and REISCH were arrested for UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, DELIVERY, and MANUFACTURE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
 
DETHLEFS was arrested for UNLAWFUL DELIVERY and POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF AN IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
 
The three suspects were lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.
 
LINT detectives are continuing the investigation. Newport Police Department, Toledo Police Department and the Lincoln County Parole and Probation department assisted.
 
LINT is comprised of members from the Newport Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln City Police, Oregon State Police, and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.