A Newport-area mother and daughter were arrested Tuesday at a Newport-area residence by detectives from the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT), with the assistance of local law enforcement agencies, related to a methamphetamine investigation.
On February 12, 2013, LINT detectives assisted by Newport Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Department of Human Service (DHS), served a narcotics-related search warrant in the 200 block of NW 8th Street, a residential area adjacent to a baseball sports complex. Detectives seized small amounts of methamphetamine, packaging materials, and other evidence.
Present at the residence were DIANNA DENISE SUTHERLAND, age 47; KATTIE IRENE SUTHERLAND, age 23; and, four children ages 8 years, 5 years, 3 years, and 10 months. The four children were taken into protective custody by DHS. KATIE SUTHERLAND is the mother of three of the children and related to the fourth child.
Both women were taken into custody and lodged in Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:
* Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Maintaining a Place Where Controlled Substances are Kept / Used
* Child Neglect
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
The LINT team is comprised of members from Oregon State Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, and Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.