Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Meth tip: Oregon diners cuffed on drug charges after leaving Methamphetamine tip

See also

You have your good tippers and your bad. Then you have those who decide to leave hard drugs in lieu of a couple bucks. MSN News reported Wednesday about the latter.

A couple from Oregon was arrested and is being held after allegedly leaving methamphetamine as a tip to a waitress at the Twisted Fish Steakhouse in Seaside, Ore. – an upscale, tourist-friendly restaurant.

Erica Manley, 37, of Beaverton, was arrested along with her boyfriend, Ryan Bensen, 40, of Cascade Locks last Friday at approximately 1 a.m. after a waitress found the methamphetamine.

As she was clearing the table, the waitress found the crystalline powder sealed in an envelope with a question mark on it. The manager of the restaurant then called the police, suspecting that the rocks were in fact drugs.

Police from the Seaside Sheriff’s Department responded and found an additional 20 grams of methamphetamine in Manley’s purse. A search of the couple’s car and nearby hotel room turned up a blow torch, batteries and hand-warmers, common drug paraphernalia that can be used to manufacture meth.

“I think the waitress was stunned and probably offended that somebody would think she was a user of a methamphetamine,” Seaside Police Chief Robert Gross said.

Gross praised the unnamed waitress for “making the call to police and saying ‘no’ to more methamphetamine in our community.”

“It speaks volumes of the business community doing their part,” Gross added.

Manley and Bensen are being held at the Clatsop County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Advertisement

News

  •  Day 17
    Israel continues their ravaging bombardment on Gaza as the conflict wages on
    Video
    Video
  • MH17 victims arrive home
    40 bodies of the MH17 plane crash return to a somber homecoming in Holland
    Top News
  • Military advisers to Ukraine
    President Obama announces the deployment of military advisers to Ukraine
    Politics
  • Bubonic plague in China
    A bubonic plague outbreak in Yumen prompts China to quarantine the city
    World News
  • Air Algierie disappearance
    A flight headed from Burkina Faso to Algeria disappears from radar over Mali
    Headlines
  • Windows Phone training portal
    Microsoft launches Windows Phone training portal in attempt to woo consumers
    Tech