Southern Oregon Joint Operation Disrupts Drug Trafficking Organization

Article subtitle: 
Investigation spotlights what can be done with the means
Article author: 
Donna Bleiler
Article publisher: 
NW Observer
Article date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Article category: 
Oregon Issues
Article Body: 


The Oregon State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Grants Pass Police Department, and multiple local interagency drug teams concluded an 18-month investigation November 14 when nine search warrants were served in southern Oregon resulting in 23 arrests. 

They were able to seizure 37 firearms and 33,000 dollars in cash as the culmination of a local drug trafficking organization. Additionally, the search warrants resulted in 2,000 grams of methamphetamine, 636g of fentanyl pills, 52g of fentanyl powder, 58g of cocaine, 250 pounds of marijuana, and ¾ of a pound of illegal mushrooms. The investigation had already yielded 40 pounds of methamphetamine, 9.25 pounds of fentanyl, 3 pounds of cocaine, and ½ a pound of heroin over the course of 18 months. These quantities . . .