YONCALLA — Two people were arrested Monday evening near Yoncalla after a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a U-Haul van for speeding.

Nicholas Charles Slead, 32, of Tacoma, Washington, and Elisa Nicole Gill, 30, of Gresham, were taken into custody after the deputy stopped the U-Haul van on Elkhead Road and Scotts Valley Road east of Yoncalla.

During the stop, the deputy learned that the 2018 Ford van, owned by U-Haul, was stolen. After searching the vehicle, deputies said they found a quantity of methamphetamine and heroin.

The two were charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. Gill was additionally charged on a felony arrest warrant for failure to appear on drug charges.

Both were lodged at the Douglas County jail.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at dbain@nrtoday.com.

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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