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Heroin, Meth Operation Dismantled By LINT
Two people were arrested when the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team served search warrants at two locations and seized a large quantity of heroin and methamphetamine, firearms, and a large amount of currency.
LINT detectives served the search warrant in the 400 block of 7th Street in Newport. The search led to the seizure of evidence related to the delivery and possession of heroin, along with a firearm and a large amount of currency. An occupant of the residence, 36-year-old Giang Hoang Le, was not there but officers learned Le was staying at another residence in the same complex.
Officers then found Le and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Britteny Marie Wood. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the second residence at the complex. The search was conducted with the assistance of a Newport police K-9 team and detectives seized approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of heroin, and two loaded handguns. Over $20,000 cash was also seized associated with the investigation.
Over the past several months, LINT detectives received information that Le was selling methamphetamine and heroin in the Newport area. Le and Wood were taken into custody and lodged in the Lincoln County jail. Both were charged with Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine and Heroin.