On October 25th, 2020 at about 3:30 am Newport Police Department K9 Officer Randall conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a routine traffic violation. Officer Randall identified the driver as 39-year old Timothy Jason Jones of Toledo, Oregon. A routine check of Jones’ driving status revealed Jones’ Oregon driving privileges were suspended and Jones had 2 outstanding warrants for his arrest.
During the traffic stop and the arrest of Jones, Officer Randall observed evidence of possible narcotic use. Officer Randall deployed his Drug Detection K9 partner, Nero, to the outside of Jones’ vehicle. K9 Nero alerted to the presence of narcotics in Jones’ vehicle and it was subsequently searched.During the search Officer Randall located a commercial quantity of methamphetamine, which had been pre-weighed, packaged, and labeled for sale.
Jones was arrested at the scene of the traffic stop for the listed charges and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail;
Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
Felony Warrant – Fail to Appear
Felony Warrant – Parole Violation
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department.