KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — More than 300 law enforcement agents descended on Klamath County in what is being called one of the largest drug busts in recent Oregon law enforcement history.
The Oregon Attorney General issued a press release thing morning on Operation Trojan Horse. The Attorney General said more than 30 arrests were made in the bust, and 4 pounds of meth and 25 guns were retrieved. Police searched 23 Klamath County homes and businesses, as well as 22 cars and trucks.
The press release stated the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office had to open an unused wing of the county jail to house the suspects. As of Wednesday morning, officers expected to take more suspects into custody.
Agents have developed evidence of connections between the meth ring located in Klamath County and Mexican drug cartels. The Attorney General said the cartels have successfully made inroads into Oregon, particularly into some rural parts of the state.
Operation Trojan Horse was a joint effort between federal, state and local law enforcement. Involved in the operation: the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, the Klamath Falls Police Department, the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Justice.
Also involved were the Medford Police Department, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Central Oregon Drug Enforcement, Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement and the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office.