Oregon State and Newport Police, who had been conducting a drug surveillance and investigation, nabbed their suspects this week on the streets of Newport.
Police say they spotted Ruben Mendoza Tellez, 22, of Newport as he stopped to make a methamphetamine delivery near Highway 101 and NW 19th Street.
Inside his car they found pre-packaged meth for sale, along with his two small children, age 2 and 4.
Lincoln County child protective services were called in to take custody of the children.
Tellez was charged with drug possession and possession for sale along with two counts of Child Neglect. Tellez was also put on a no-bail hold for immigration agents since he’s believed to be an illegal alien.
Then later last evening, those same officers closed in on their other suspect, Julio Cesar Gaona-Medina, 25 of Newport.
He was apprehended at his residence after officers knocked on his front door armed with a search warrant.
Inside they found methamphetamine and cocaine pre-packaged for sale.
Medina’s house is right across the street from an elementary school.
Medina was arrested on charges of possession of drugs for sale, for sale within 1,000 feet of a school, delivery of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and running a drug house where drugs are sold and used.
His bail, $50,000.
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