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Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team Receives Award
Lieutenant Kelly Collins
Oregon State Police - Newport
(541) 265-5354 ext. 222

An interagency narcotics enforcement team out of Lincoln County received an award last week recognizing their investigative and intelligence sharing efforts in Oregon.
During the annual Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association Conference held July 14 – 16 in Redmond, Western States Information Network (WSIN) Director Karen Aumond announced the selection of the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) as the 2008 WSIN Team of The Year for Region II (western, central and southern Oregon).
"LINT received this award due to their outstanding use of WSIN resources in their respective region and contributions to cooperative law enforcement through investigations and intelligence sharing," said Aumond.
LINT is comprised of narcotics detectives representing Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police. The team has been in existence for twenty years and is supervised by an Oregon State Police Lieutenant.
"This is a well deserved award for the LINT team detectives who work hard to keep Lincoln County safe. Their professionalism is second to none," said Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett.
Even though the award was for the 2008 calendar year, LINT has been involved in over 90 narcotics-related investigations to date in 2009. These investigations have involved various controlled substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription pills. Many of the LINT investigations have led detectives to larger cases involving other interagency narcotics teams around the state.
"It's the determination to take their cases as far as they possibly can and have a larger overall impact that has gained the LINT detectives the recognition by this award. They are not only personally responsible for making the lives of Lincoln County residents better but all Oregonians as well", said OSP Lieutenant Kelly Collins, the LINT team's commander.