Skipper of Mary B II had meth, other drugs in system when boat capsized off Oregon coast, investigation shows

NEWPORT — A toxicology report revealed that the captain of the Mary B II had alcohol, methamphetamine and amphetamine in his system on the night the fishing boat capsized in January coming across the Yaquina Bay Bar, killing all three aboard.

The report was among the first pieces of evidence disclosed Monday during the start of weeklong Coast Guard investigation into the deaths.

A state trooper also testified that she saw skipper Stephen Biernacki with bloodshot eyes and slurred speech on the docks the day before the capsizing and had also fielded a report from a concerned Newport business more at

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