A Newberg man faces jail time after a three-week investigation resulted in his arrest on drug charges last week.
Agents from the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT) — made up of area police departments, the Oregon State Police and the sheriff's office — descended on an apartment at 315 N. Meridian St. on May 27 on information that a resident, 27-year-old Joshua Thomas Stoulil, was selling meth and heroin.
The search yielded more than four ounces of heroin, a small amount of meth and more than $11,000 in cash. The drugs were seized and a warrant was issued for his arrest, which was served June 14.
Stoulil faces charges of delivery and possession of heroin and possession of meth. He was transported to the Yamhill County jail in McMinnville on $500,000 bail.
Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Swenson, who doubles as the board chairman for YCINT, lauded the agency's work.
"The current epidemic of heroin and other opiates needs to be at the forefront of our narcotics investigations," he said. "We cannot let these drugs continue to gain footholds in our communities and infiltrate our youth. We will continue to support our interagency model and work together to reduce its availability."