Newport Police Dept.
Emergency Messages as of 8:58 am, Sat. Feb. 16
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Newport Police Dept. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts  

Manage my existing Subscription

News Release
Narcotics Investigation/Wanted Person Arrest (Photo) - 07/09/18

On July 3rd, 2018 the Newport Police Officers received  information that  Joseph Daniel Vinson, 33 of Newport, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest, was staying in a motel room in the 700 Block of N Coast Hwy., and selling large amounts of narcotics in the Lincoln County area.

Newport officers conducted surveillance on the room and were able to determine Vinson was inside. Newport Police obtained and executed a search warrant for the motel room. During the service of the search warrant, officers located Vinson, along with his mother, Sabrina Vinson, 58, of Newport.

Newport Drug Detection K9, Nero, conducted a search of the room and alerted to the presence of narcotics. Officers searched the room and located methamphetamine, a large sum of US Currency, and drug use paraphernalia.

A second search warrant was obtained and executed on a vehicle Vinson was driving. K9 Nero, conducted a search and alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. During the service of the second search warrant officers located an additional large supply of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials, and drug use paraphernalia.

Sabrina Vinson was cited and released at the scene for Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.

Joseph Vinson was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail for the following charges;

Joseph Daniel Vinson, 33

  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
  • Oregon Parole Board Warrant


Attached Media Files: Vinson
View more news releases from Newport Police Dept..