Police: Oregon Couple Tipped Waitress With Meth

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COURTESY: KPTV via Clatsop County Jail

Seaside, OR (KPTV)– Two customers accused of leaving an envelope full of methamphetamine as a tip for a waitress at a Seaside restaurant in Oregon are now facing a handful of drug-related charges, according to the Seaside Police Department.

Ryan Benson, of Beaverton, and Erica Manley, of Cascade Locks, were having some lunchtime drinks at the Twisted Fish Steakhouse in the Oregon coast town on Friday morning.

When it came time to pay, they gave the waitress meth in place of a tip, police said.

Season police officers responded to the restaurant and the waitress identified the suspects, who were arrested at the scene.

Officers said they searched Manley’s purse and found a large amount of meth inside. Police also served search warrants on the couple’s hotel room and car, and they found more meth, plus items linking them to the manufacturing and dealing of the drug.

All of the evidence was passed on to the state crime lab for analysis.

Benson was arrested on charges of possession of meth and manufacturing of meth. Manley was arrested on the same charges, plus delivery of meth. They were both booked into the Clatsop County Jail.

*Read more on this story here from KPTV in Oregon.*

15 comments

    • Betty Minor

      Marijuana can be used for medical it helps save a lot of people meth kills you will not hear of any reports of marijuana killing just saving lives it is safer than ciggarettes beer and presciption pills i agree we need to stop these drugs on the street but when there is something out there that can save lives should not be classed with these ones

      • Tiffany

        Marijuana does not “save lives” it just makes people who are sick or dying more comfortable. The medical purpose is a pain reliever not a life saver. It has the tendency to give people more of an appetite after receiving chemotherapy and will relax individuals. It has never been proven to “save lives”.

  • derrick

    I stumbled on this story, up on reading a few comments, I’d like to say athat recent cancer studies I various countries in medical have shown that certain extracts in cannabis not only treats but have shown documented proof to cure various forms of cancer in the tests performed, so I’d say that’s more than a mere comfort drug, it has saved lives.

  • Gerri Vince

    what does marijuana have to do with meth? these people are stupid criminals leaving it as a tip they should have known they would get busted for it hope they get plenty of jail time and help for addiction.

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