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Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to 2 Arrests on Meth Charges in Lebanon
01/28/2010
Lieutenant Mike Turner
Oregon State Police - Newport
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Members of the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) and the Linn County Drug Task Force, working with Linn County Sheriff's Office and Lebanon Police Department, arrested two people Wednesday night as they were preparing to deliver methamphetamine to the Newport area.
 
On January 27, 2010 LINT detectives received information that a Lebanon resident was supplying methamphetamine to someone in Newport. LINT detectives contacted the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Lebanon Police Department regarding their investigation and pending delivery of methamphetamine. LINT detectives traveled to Lebanon and conducted joint surveillance with the other two agencies.
 
At approximately 10:15 p.m. detectives spotted the suspect waiting at a Wal-Mart parking lot. Detectives contacted the suspect and a female accomplice while they were in a vehicle. A Linn County Sheriff's Office drug dog helped conduct a search that led to the discovery of methamphetamine packaged for sale, drug records and currency.
 
Detectives arrested PETER MARTIN ELLIOTT, age 38, and JENNY LYNN ZURCHER, age 41, both from Lebanon. A follow up search at ZURCHER's residence led to additional evidence related to the investigation.
 
ELLIOTT and ZURCHER were lodged at the Linn County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.
 
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.