A Newport Police Department officer and dog sniffed out a suspected drug dealer earlier this week, resulting in two arrests and the recovery of a large amount of Methamphetamine, the police department said.

Douglas Graham was pulled over Thursday near Sam Case Elementary School for driving without a license, the department said.

Officers had been receiving information over several months that Graham was actively involved in the sale of illegal drugs.

During the traffic stop, Narcotic Detection K9 Nero alerted his handler to the presence of an illegal narcotics odor.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of Meth, cash, packing materials, digital weight scales and various drug paraphernalia, the police department said.

Graham, a Newport-area resident, was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.

A passenger in the vehicle, identified as Athena Watkins, also of the Newport area, was also arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.

Graham and Watkins face multiple charges, including unlawful possession of Meth, delivery of Meth within 1000 feet of a school and manufacture of meth within 1000 feet of a school.

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