Police: Man swallowed heroin before going to jail

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Police say a local heroin dealer swallowed most of his supply before heading to jail on Tuesday.

Several other people were also arrested in the Green District of Roseburg, charged with crimes involving meth, heroin and oxycodone, according to the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team.

Officials from DINT say that at about 10:30 a.m., they served a search warrant at a residence on Austin Road in the Green area southwest of Roseburg.

Authorities said their primary target of the investigation was Joshua Miller, 34, who had recently been convicted of selling heroin in the Dixonville area east of Roseburg and was on probation for that crime.

On Tuesday morning, officials say Miller was found along with seven others inside what police described as a "drug house" that DINT had raided multiple times in the past two years.

Miller was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Marion County, as well as for Probation Violation.

Authorities said that Miller had to be taken to the hospital after he swallowed most of the heroin he had on hand for sale.

Miller was lodged in the Douglas County Jail and cited for unlawful possession and delivery of heroin.

Authorities say that Nye Beamer, 22, was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Roseburg Municipal Court and was cited for unlawful possession of methamphetamine before being lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Police say several other people were cited and released on various drug possession charges:

  • Geoff Shorey, 22, of the Green District: Unlawful Possession of Heroin
  • Amanda Murray, 29, of the Green District: Unlawful Possession of Heroin
  • Jaime Fraley, 21, of Eugene: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Jess Gray, 21, of the Green District: Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone.

Police say additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.