On 01/15/18 at approximately 12:23 pm, a concerned citizen called 911 and reported a reckless driver on Highway 22 traveling westbound. The citizen not only reported the reckless driving, but advised dispatch they observed the male driver smoking what they believed was Methamphetamine from a glass pipe.
A Deputy from the Sheriff's Office was quite some distance behind the vehicle and requested Grand Ronde Tribal Police to assist in locating the vehicle. The Oregon State Police also had a Trooper from the McMinnville office in the area. Additional updates on the vehicles were provided and Grand Ronde Tribal Police located and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Shortly thereafter a Deputy from the Sheriff's Office arrived as well as the OSP Trooper.
During the course of the traffic stop and investigation the driver, Mr. David Edie, was arrested for DUII. Further investigation was conducted and a drug detection K-9 from Newberg Police Department responded to the scene. The K-9 alerted to the bags in the vehicle and during a subsequent search of those bags approximately ?1/4 lb. of Methamphetamine was located. A stolen handgun was also located with the Methamphetamine. $500 was also seized from Mr. Edie.
Mr. Edie was arrested for;
DUII -- Controlled Substance
Possession of Methamphetamine (Substantial Quantity)
Distribution of Methamphetamine (Substantial Quantity)
Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Theft I by Receiving
A female passenger, Ms. Alicia Schier, was arrested for;
Possession of Methamphetamine
Both Mr. Edie and Ms. Schier were lodged at the Polk County Jail. Additional charges are likely.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our gratitude to the concerned citizen. Without their call this Methamphetamine would have made it into our communities. We would also like to thank Grand Robde Tribal Police Department, The Oregon State Police and the Newberg--Dundee Police Department for their assistance.