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October 24, 2012
The Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT) concluded Wednesday a short term investigation into the unlawful delivery of methamphetamine being conducted by a Salem resident by serving a search warrant at 280 23rd Street NE in Salem.
At around 6:00 am Wednesday, the Salem Police Department SWAT unit made entry into the residence and detained three individuals.
Shane Ola Rockwell, 44, of the 23rd Street address was arrested by detectives on charges of delivery and possession of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, and theft by receiving. He was lodged at the Marion County Jail and is currently being held on $1,030,000 bail.
Also arrested were Stacey Lynn Smith, 45, of the 23rd Street NE address and Sheila Marie Elgin, 41, of Pringle Road SE. They were cited to appear in Marion County Circuit Court for possession of methamphetamine.
Yamhill County Sheriff and YCINT Board Chair Jack Crabtree explained that SWAT was utilized due to the criminal history of the involved parties and the suspected presence of firearms.
“The Salem Police Department was instrumental in the service of this warrant. YCINT deeply appreciates their willingness to assist with the expertise of their tactical team and Street Crimes Unit. Their professionalism and resources helped remove a drug dealer from their community and kept drugs from reaching ours,” Crabtree said.