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Lincoln County Interagency Drug Team Investigation Leads to 3 Arrests
07/14/2010
Lieutenant Mike Turner
Oregon State Police - Newport
(541) 265-5354

An investigation by detectives assigned to the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) led to the execution of a search warrant last Thursday at a Lincoln City area residence and the arrest of three men. Charges are expected to be filed against an adult female in the case.
 
On July 8, 2010, at approximately 6:00 p.m. LINT detectives executed a narcotics-related search warrant at 1724 NW 37th Street in Lincoln City. The search warrant had been obtained after LINT detectives received information and developed further evidence regarding occupants at the residence selling methamphetamine to various persons. LINT and personnel from the Lincoln City Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police arrived at the location and contacted four adults and two small children.
 
During a search of the residence, evidence of narcotics manufacture, possession and delivery was located. Items included weight scales, packaging materials, written records and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine.
 
Three men arrested were identified as Michael Wayne Koceja, age 36, from Lincoln City; Jesus Alfonso Reyes Valenzuela, age 31, from Lincoln City; and, Frankie Lee Anderson, age 36, from Newport. They were lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of Methamphetamine. The children's father, Koceja, was additionally charged with Child Neglect in the First Degree.
 
The 32-year old mother of the children was not arrested but detectives anticipate she will also face drug and child neglect related charges.
 
The two children were removed from the home by DHS personnel and remain in protective custody at this time.
 
LINT is comprised of members of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln City Police, Newport Police, Oregon State Police, and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.