On September 30th, 2020 the Toledo Police Department, with the assistance of the Newport Police Department and the Lincoln City Police Department, executed a search warrant on NW Spring Street (Newport) as the result of an investigation into the ongoing delivery of controlled
substances by Corben Mead and his significant other, Hayley Magarian-Benson.
During this search warrant, Mead was the only person located in the residence. Inside the residence, Officer’s located quantities of individually packaged heroin and methamphetamine
along with additional packaging material, digital gram scales, records indicating the sale of
controlled substances, numerous prohibited weapons and other paraphernalia items.
At the time of the search warrant, Mead was on active parole and had an active felony warrant for his arrest. The Newport Police Department also had probable cause to arrest Mead on numerous charges related to a vehicle pursuit which occurred in late August of 2020. Despite the significant amount of charges against Mead, the Lincoln County Jail refused to lodge Mead, citing capacity issues related to Covid-19 protocols.
Mead was ultimately issued criminal citations for Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Manufacture of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of Restricted Weapon X 5.
Mead was set to be arraigned on these charges on October 26 th , 2020. The Toledo Police Department learned that soon after the search warrant was served and Mead was cited and released, Mead and Magarian-Benson continued to actively possess and deliver
controlled substances. On October 22 nd , 2020 the Toledo Police Department obtained and executed search warrants on NW Spring Street (Newport) and on SW Cupola Drive (South Beach), Mead and Magarian-Benson were the subjects of these search warrants.
During the execution of the search warrants, Officer’s located quantities of heroin and methamphetamine, along with packaging materials, a digital gram scale, records indicating the sales of controlled substances, currency related to the sales of controlled substances and numerous paraphernalia items. Magarian-Benson’s three year old child was present during the search warrant issued at the residence in South Beach. The child was taken into protective custody and released to a sober family member.
The Toledo Police Department was once again assisted by the Newport Police Department and the Lincoln City Police Department during the execution of these search warrants.
Mead was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Unlawful
Delivery of Heroin and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Mead is expected to be
arraigned on all charges from these incidents on October 23 rd , 2020.
Magarian-Benson was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail for Unlawful Possession Heroin,
Unlawful Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Manufacture of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of
Methamphetamine, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Child Neglect I, and Child Neglect II.
Magarian-Benson is expected to be arraigned on all charges from these incidents on October 23rd 2020. A third individual, Joseph Lusk, was contacted during the search warrants served on October 22nd 2020.
Lusk was found to be in possession of heroin and had active felony warrants for Failure to
Appear and Unlawful Delivery of Heroin. The Lincoln County Jail refused to lodge Lusk and he
was issued criminal citations for Unlawful Possession of Heroin and Frequenting a Place where Controlled Substances are used and sold.