By News-Register staff • 

McMinnville police make drug arrest

Seth Jones
Seth Jones
K-9 Jack
K-9 Jack
A number of items, including a handgun, were seized from a vehicle operated by the suspect.
A number of items, including a handgun, were seized from a vehicle operated by the suspect.

A convicted felon with a history of drug arrests faces drug and weapon charges after being arrested by McMinnville police.

Seth Cole Jones, 34, of McMinnville, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance/heroin and methamphetamine and one count each of delivery of a controlled substance/meth and possession of weapons by certain felons.

The charges also violated his post-prison supervision related to an August 2017 conviction on a charge of possession of a controlled substance/meth. Jones was sentenced to 10 days in the Yamhill County Jail and 18 months probation, in addition to a six-month license suspension, on the charge.

When he violated probation last October, he was sentenced to 60 days in prison with the time to be served locally and placed on 12 months post-prison supervision.

Jones is lodged in jail without bail.

Police gave this account of his latest arrest:

Jones, who had a warrant for his arrest, was seen by an officer driving a vehicle into Tice Rotary Park located on Northeast Baker Street. The officer contacted him and made an arrest on the warrant.

Jack, K-9 officer Josh Eckroth's partner, alerted on the vehicle. Forty-one grams of crystal meth, .9 grams of tar heroin, digital scales, drug transaction records, a loaded .22 caliber handgun and $865 in cash were seized.




Hope he gets the drug addiction/mental health needs he needs to become a positive member of society. Jail hasn't worked. Time to look at the playbook.


Needs to hit rock bottom on his own and make up his mind on his own to get clean. All the rehab in the world will not help him until then....meanwhile, get him off our streets.


Great job Jack and Officer Eckroth!


He doesn't want help. He just doesn't want to be caught. And as a "convicted felon with a history of drug arrests," his methods have failed him consistently. Throw away the key on this fool.


A thousand in cash, a gun, and $3 to $5 thousand in meth. At minimum this is a user transitioning to sales. Needs much more than treatment.

Great police work. Taking distribution quantities, and an armed dealer off our streets. Well done Josh and Jack!
We're counting on you now, Brad Berry.


Best of luck placing your trust in Brad Berry. First, you'll have to wake him up.

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