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Interagency Drug Team Investigation Leads to 2 Arrests in Lincoln City
Sergeant Justin McGladrey
Oregon State Police - Newport
Office: (541) 265-5354

Following a one year investigation, two Lincoln City residents were arrested last week by detectives from the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) during the execution of a search warrant at a Lincoln City residence. LINT detectives were assisted by Lincoln City Police Department and a Newport Police Department drug detection canine team.
On November 4, 2009 LINT detectives served the search warrant at 2547 NE Holmes Road and subsequently arrested SAYLOR JIM PEARSON, age 41, and CHARLENE LYNN FOSTER, age 25, both from Lincoln City. During the residence search detectives recovered a quantity of suspected Methamphetamine, scales, material used to package narcotics, drug paraphernalia and evidence documenting drug transactions.
Detectives also found within the residence and inside a storage unit rented by PEARSON stolen property previously reported to police and other property later discovered to be stolen.
PEARSON was transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of Controlled Substances – Methamphetamine
  • Child Neglect in the First Degree
  • Burglary in the First Degree
  • Burglary in the Second Degree
  • Theft in the First Degree
  • Theft in the Second Degree
FOSTER was also transported to the Lincoln County Jail and lodged for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances - Methamphetamine.
This search warrant service was the result of an over one year investigation into PEARSON's activities by LINT detectives. Investigators believe that although the investigation is continuing, the service of this warrant should provide some relief to neighborhood residents who have been plagued with narcotics related traffic and other incidents for several months.
The LINT team is comprised of members from the Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.