By News-Register staff • 

K-9 Tucker assists with McMinnville drug arrests

K-9 Tucker
K-9 Tucker
Juanita Frye
Juanita Frye
Gary Steele
Gary Steele

McMinnville police made two drug arrests Friday night thanks in part to the work of K-9 Tucker and partner Mike Maierhofer.

Gary Alan Steele, 52, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance/heroin and methamphetamine, and Juanita Marie Frye, 42, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance/meth.

Steele is lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on $27,500 bail and Frye $5,000, pending arraignment in Yamhill County Circuit Court.

Police gave this account of the arrests:

About 10:15 p.m., officers contacted two vehicles during a traffic stop in the 2000 block of South Highway 99W. Steele was driving a car in which Frye was the passenger. Tucker alerted to the presence of a controlled substance in the car that was searched by the officers.

There were 36.8 grams of meth, 1.65 grams of heroin, packaging materials, a scale and smoking device seized as part of the search.

K-9 Tucker and Maierhofer have teamed up since March of 2018.

The department currently deploys two narcotics dogs and one patrol dog. 




Great Job.keep up the great work


Sit!!.....Stay!!....Good Boy!!!


Tucker is not only good at his job...he's one handsome fellow. Future drug deals beware....change your ways or you will get to know the business end of this puppy dog.

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