Two Arrested For Heroin And Meth In Waldport


Thomas Caldwell booking photo

On February 5th, 2019 the Newport Police Department served a narcotics related search warrant at a trailer located at 3703 E Alsea Hwy, Waldport, The King Silver RV Park. Officers had been receiving information that the occupants of the trailer, Thomas Caldwell, 27, and his girlfriend, Peggy Bates, 60, had been selling large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine to others in the South County and Newport area. In addition to selling narcotics, investigators learned Caldwell and Bates were also accepting stolen property in exchange for narcotics.


Newport K9 Nero was used during the service of the warrant and the subsequent search of

Peggy Bates booking photo

the trailer. In the trailer officers located a Firearm, Heroin, Methamphetamine, drug packaging materials, digital scales and other evidence of drug use and sales. Officers also located items suspected stolen, including a large television, a Drone, silver flatware, and a large amount of jewelry.


The Newport Police were assisted at the scene by a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy.


Arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail were the following persons for the following charges;


Thomas Caldwell, 27


Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

Frequenting/ Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept or Used

Felon in Possession of Restricted Weapon - Firearm

Peggy D Bates, 60


Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine

Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Heroin

Information and photos provided by NPD

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