A red Mustang led law enforcement to drugs and money stowed away in Tillamook Shilo Inn room.
On Sept. around 8:45 a.m., deputies from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 6000 block of South Prairie Road south of the City of Tillamook. During the investigation a stolen vehicle, a red Mustang bearing a Washington license plate, was spotted heading northbound on Main Avenue in Tillamook.
Units from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and the Tillamook Police Department located the vehicle and arrested the driver identified as Roxanne Vaughn-Kovelec, 36, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.
During the investigation detectives from the Tillamook Narcotics Team (TNT) determined a second individual, identified as Wayne Randal Christie, 58, from Tillamook, was also involved in the incident. A motel room at the Shilo Inn in Tillamook was found to be associated with both Christie and Vaughn-Kovelec and TNT detectives obtained a search warrant for the room.
During a search of the vehicles and the motel room, more than 3 ounces of methamphetamine, more than $1,500 in U.S. currency, drug manufacturing materials and drug paraphernalia was seized.
Christie was also taken into custody and charged with Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a school. Both subjects have been lodged at the Tillamook County Jail and the incident remains under investigation at this time.
The Tillamook Narcotics Team is comprised of detectives from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department and the Lincoln City Police Department.