On 10/29/22, Lincoln City Police Officers executed a residential search warrant at 621 SE Reef Ave. After receiving reports from several concerned citizens regarding a large amount of short-stay traffic and drug use in public view, a criminal investigation began and enough evidence was obtained to conduct a search warrant of the residence.
The suspect, 58-year-old Gerald Smith of Lincoln City, was not home at the time of the search warrant execution. During the search warrant, Officers located Heroin, blue Fentanyl pills, and colored Fentanyl powder (depicted in photo above). While the blue Fentanyl pills are most common right now, the colored Fentanyl powder is becoming more prevalent and it is much stronger and dangerous than the Fentanyl pills.
On 11/6/22, LCPD Officers returned to the house and located Gerald Smith. Officers also located more drug paraphernalia inside the home, which appeared to be recently used. Smith was arrested for Frequenting/Maintaining a Place Where Drugs are Used, as well as a separate Theft II case, and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.
Also inside the residence was 29-year-old Elizabeth Wehr of Lincoln City, who was found to have a Felony Fail to Appear warrant out of Lincoln County was also arrested on her warrant. Lincoln City police said they are thankful for observant members of the community who speak up when something does not seem right. Fentanyl is a growing danger to many communities, and we will continue to investigate crimes associated with the use and distribution of narcotics.