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K-9 police dog sniffs out suspected drugs

An Alaska man with ties to Southern Oregon faces felony drug charges after a drug-sniffing K-9 pointed police to methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin during a White City traffic stop.

Patrick Wesley Jaynes, 48, of Ketchikan, Alaska, is being held in the Jackson County Jail on more than $3 million bail following a traffic stop late Tuesday night in which police allegedly found heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, according to documents filed in Jackson County Circuit Court.

At about 11:37 p.m. Tuesday, a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped Jaynes in his blue 2007 Ford Mustang registered in Alaska for a traffic violation near the corner of Terrmont Street and Gladstone Avenue.

Jaynes reportedly denied consent to search his car, but Sheriff’s Office K-9 Jack alerted Deputy Tim Kennedy to drugs it allegedly sniffed from the driver and passenger doors, according to court documents.

Police said they found a syringe on the driver’s seat when Jaynes stepped out of his car, and they alleged that Jaynes had just left a residence in the 2600 block of Terrmont Street that police described in court documents as a “known drug house.”

Behind the front passenger seat, police said, they found a green bag that contained at least an ounce of heroin. Police also allegedly found an ounce of methamphetamine and heroin, described as “large quantities,” along with a black bag containing $11,000 cash.

Jaynes, who has an Eagle Point address listed in court records, was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court on felony counts of manufacturing, delivering and possessing heroin; delivering and possessing methamphetamine and delivering and possessing cocaine.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 541-774-6800 and reference case number 18-10750.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MTCrimeBeat.

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