Narcotics Arrest

Newport Police Dept. - 07/02/18 

On 06/29/18, Newport Police Officers were dispatched to a drug complaint in the South Beach area.  The initial complainant advised that a red BMW sedan was parked with three occupants inside. The occupants of the vehicle were observed using suspected illegal narcotics. 

Officers located the vehicle parked at 960 S. Coast Hwy.  Officers contacted the three occupants of the vehicle and the male driver gave officers a false name.  The male driver was later positively identified as Randall Marsh, and the other two occupants were identified as Kayla Borden and Joey Garcia.
During the investigation Newport Police Narcotics Detection K9, Nero, was deployed on the vehicle and positively alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics odor.  During K9 Nero’s deployment on the vehicle, Marsh took off running from the Officers.  Marsh led Officers on a foot pursuit before being taken into custody.  Borden and Garcia were taken into custody without incident.
The search of the vehicle resulted in locating Methamphetamine, digital scales and a large amount of a drug paraphernalia.
Marsh informed Officers he had swallowed approximately four grams of Heroin prior to being taken into custody. 
Marsh was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for treatment and issued citations for the following crimes:
  • Delivery of Meth
  • Possession of Meth
  • Giving False Info to a Police Officer
  • Escape III
  • Interfering with a Police Officer
  • Tampering with Evidence
Borden and Garcia were lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the following crimes:
  • Delivery of Meth
  • Possession of Meth