By NR Staff • 

YCINT busts alleged heroin dealer

Tyler Thomas Stuck, 25, of 1620 S.E. Kent St., McMinnville, was charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance/heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, delivery of a controlled substance/heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine. Booked into the Yamhill County Jail without bail, he was also charged with violation of his probation on a previous conviction.

About 2 p.m. Monday, search warrants were served at the Kent Street address and a rural address on Delashmutt Lane. The drug team was investigating reports of heroin trafficking, and probable cause was developed to indicate drug sales were occurring at those locations.

The search warrants turned up about two ounces of heroin, a small quantity of meth, some handguns and evidence of heroin trafficking.

Sheriff Jack Crabtree said the case should serve as a reminder that heroin has gotten a foothold in the community.

“Now more than ever, it is imperative that parents be cognizant of what their children are doing with prescription narcotic analgesic medications,” he said. “Their recreational use can often lead to an addiction that eventually turns to heroin use for the opiate high.”

Anyone with information about this case or suspected illegal drug activity is asked to contact Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Ray at 503-434-7506.

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