Heroin dealers arrested in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Police arrested three people during the search of a house involved with heroin distribution Friday morning after a weeks of investigation by the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team.

DINT served a search warrant for a house on Diamond Lake Blvd. at around 10 A.M. Friday after the team gathered information linking the residents, Dewey Gorniak and Stephanie Coatney, to heroin distribution. There were two children living with Gorniak and Coatney at the address, police said.

The search yielded three ounces of heroin in the home, as well as distribution materials (bags, scales, etc.), meth paraphernalia and some marijuana.

Two other men, Sean McCorquodale and Chad Davison, and a child were at the house during the search. The team called out the Department of Human Services to investigate the living conditions for the two children.

Three of the adults were arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:


  • 3 counts of possession of heroin

  • 1 count of possession of meth

  • 3 counts of heroin delivery

  • 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a minor


  • 2 counts possession of heroin

  • 1 count possession of meth

  • 2 counts delivery of heroin

  • 2 counts endangering the welfare of a minor


  • 1 count possession of heroin

  • 1 count frequenting a place where controlled substances are used

Davison was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and subsequently released.