Suspected bundles of meth were found in a car, during a search, outside of Coquille.

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COQUILLE — A Coquille man and woman were arrested Wednesday after a police K-9 discovered several bags suspected of being methamphetamine and a large sum of cash in their vehicle.

Coos County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a ranger from the Bureau of Land Management discovered Maryanne Roberts, 40, sitting in the passenger seat of a black Saturn sedan, which had earlier sped away from officers near Lee Valley Road.

The driver’s seat was empty, so officer’s dispatched their K-9 police dog, Odin, who later found Chad Stevenson, 49, hiding in brush along the Coquille River about 75 yards away from the North Fork end.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found numerous bags of meth which were separated into 4 gram quantities and about $2,000 in U.S. currency. Roberts was also searched and had some of the bags in her purse.

The two were taken to the Coos County Jail and Roberts was later released and cited for unlawful possession of meth. However, Stevenson is still being held at the jail on his warrant for abscond from California and was cited for unlawful possession of meth and contempt of court warrant from Douglas County.


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