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August 5, 2013
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ROSEBURG: Man accused of tossing drugs on bike path


Man accused of tossing drugs

A Roseburg man was arrested Saturday morning after he tried to break into a visitor center and attempted to throw drugs into the river, Roseburg police said today.

Police said Scott Allen Wiard, 38, was seen trying to break into the Roseburg Visitors Center on Southeast Spruce Street around 8 a.m. Wiard reportedly then pulled a plastic bag out of his pocket and attempted to throw it into the river from the Washington Avenue bridge. The bag landed on the bike path and was recovered by police, who forced Wiard to the ground after he reportedly resisted arrest.

Police said the contents of the bag tested positive for amphetamines.

Wiard was cited on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and littering within 100 yards of a waterway.

He was in Douglas County Jail this morning on $65,000 bail.

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The News-Review Updated Aug 6, 2013 04:44PM Published Aug 6, 2013 04:53PM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.