A Clatsop County Narcotics Team investigation has led to the arrest of two subjects Monday afternoon on methamphetamine related charges. Drug Task Force detectives witnessed an ongoing high volume of drug related activity at the residence located at 940 3rd Avenue in Seaside, which is within 1,000 feet of the Broadway Middle School and appeared to be related to a significant amount of methamphetamine delivery in the area.
Detectives with the assistance of Seaside Police Officers executed a search warrant at the residence and contacted VIRGINIA ANN BENEDICT. BENEDICT was found to be in possession of scoops, digital scales and drug packaging material, which are used in the process of preparing drugs for sale as well as syringes, methamphetamine pipes and methamphetamine packaged for delivery. BENEDICT was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine as well as Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a School Methamphetamine. Detectives also found what is believed to be stolen property taken from a local business. BENEDICT was transported to the Clatsop County Jail where she was lodged.
Also located in the residence at 940 3rd Avenue in Seaside, was DESIRAI SKY SCHEHL DOB: 06/02/91 a resident at 365 S. Columbia #1 in Seaside. Detectives witnessed SCHEHL trafficking drugs from the residence at 940 3rd Avenue and believed her to be transporting and delivering methamphetamine from the residence on behalf of BENEDICT. Such a person is sometimes referred to as a "runner" and is commonly used by dealers distributing more significant quantities of drugs. SCHEHL was arrested on a probation violation and lodged at the Clatsop County Jail.