Newport Police Conduct Narcotics Investigation


On December 8th, 2020 at 10:20pm the Newport Police Department stopped a vehicle on SW Fall Street after learning the driver, 35-year old Wiley Pearce of Newport, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. During the traffic stop suspected narcotics were observed in the vehicle and Newport Police Drug Detection K9 Zoe was deployed. K9 Zoe conducted a search on the exterior of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside. Officers searched the vehicle and located a commercial amount of two types of Heroin, Methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, drug use and sales paraphernalia, and a large sum of US Currency. Pearce was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges;


  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

  • Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

  • Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

  • Felony Warrant

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