Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that in the last week, his detectives served two search warrants related to illegal narcotics and stolen property. The first search warrant was served on April 05, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m., in the 900 block of Central Avenue, Lebanon.
Detectives served the search warrant on Jerry Wallace Davis, 62, a resident of the property, while he was waiting in line to get on a bus at the Lebanon Walmart. Detectives then went back to the residence where they served a search warrant on his travel trailer. Among the items seized from Davis and his travel trailer were user amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, 122 illegally possessed prescription pills, and stolen property related to identity theft. As a result of the investigation, Davis was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and Parole Violation.
The second search warrant was served on April 7, 2016, at approximately 9:40 a.m., in the 24300 block of West Brush Creek Road, Sweet Home. Among the items seized from the property were dealer amounts of methamphetamine, unlawfully possessed prescription medication, approximately three pounds of marijuana, digital scales, packaging material, drug paraphernalia, three marijuana plants, and 12 firearms (including pistols, shotguns, and rifles). At least three of the firearms seized had been reported stolen to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office on March 20, 2016.
As a result of the investigation, Merry Loraine Brown, 46, a resident of the address where the search warrant was served, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and three counts of Theft I by Receiving.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on both search warrants by the Lebanon and Sweet Home Police Departments.