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Major Drug Bust in Klamath County

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.

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  1. Diane says:

    i dont hear much about arrest except that ALOT involve meth.Are we really that heavy of a cross road for drugs???

  2. Melanie says:

    I say good for them. Its actually pretty darn scary to know that something like this was going on much further past our little home town crud… I am glad to know that action was taken. I don’t understand why people think life is so good with the use and distribution of drugs. Get a life it will be much better then sitting in jail wondering how it is you got there. Thank you to all the law enforcement agencies that helped bring this to a halt, you are very much appreciated.

  3. I survived Kfalls says:

    With 300 officers, only 30 arrests? What a waste of resources. There are at minimum 30 tweekers involved in the ring in my parent’s neighborhood in the south burbs alone! (Altamont area on Bisbee/Bristol near Stearns elementary school). Major drug activity has been going on there for more than a decade! Along with everything that goes along with a tweaker infestation: armed carjacking, violent murder, child neglect, and of course the obvious theft & burglary. In addition to that, the ***holes don’t pay for garbage pickup and so they pile their trash behind their house all year. When burning season comes, they pile leaves on top and light it up!! That’s some OKIE **** right there. Not to mention a blast of carcinogens into our neighborhoods.

    We have witnessed dozens of obvious drug deals and users getting high on the dead end road. Calling law enforcement is useless >> they DO NOT COME when you call about TWEAKERS. But if you lie and say there are teenagers smoking pot at the end of the road >BAM< there in an instant!

    When there are arrests…it's a swift book n' release. & They are back in the neighborhood. I fear for my parent's lives. They are surrounded by the walking dead. Tweakers ARE Zombies.. there is NO GOING BACK, the brain is destroyed from the chemicals.

    Solution: Round up all the tweakers and send them to a deserted island. Give them all the meth they could ever want.

    Then, we could all live in peace and harmony. <3

  4. Sami says:

    A 7-month investigation by 5 agencies, 300 cops, and just 30 arrests!! A start, but not terribly impressive.
    I can appreciate the frustration from the above commentor. I live near Pdx and my local police refused my cries for help when meth production gases from my neighbor were killing me. These police are lazy, arrogant, ignorant, corrupt, chauvinistica, unaccountable, and a hinderance to busting up meth. I now have ZERO respect for police.

    The lethal gases emitted by meth-makers is chemical warfare and terrorism. There is no help for victims like me and your mom. Users or tweakers become a non-human menace in our community.

    Make the punishment in Oregon for production or distributin of meth a MINIMUM ONE LIFE SENTENCE. Then this meth menace will stop growing.

  5. I survived Kfalls says:

    Pretty much anyone who’s grown up in Klamath understands the immense level of corruption in the county. The police extort money from the public with threats (and followthrough) of letting tweakers and violent criminals out of the jail. All the while, they are locking up and prosecuting adult business owners who happen to be growing a few cannabis plants in their greenhouse for personal use. Hm, why is this? Well, it’s because they can get money out of them. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. Look how fancy the police fleet is. Sports cars with turbo-charged engines. Is that necessary? NO. And why are there so many traffic police?? $$$$

    There is also a quite well known history of the DA’s office being involved in the protection of the cocaine route up the west coast (facilitated by and connected with the Mexican drug cartels). When the bans on Pseudoephedrine were intensified, it became harder and harder for local meth labs to cook, so then meth hitched a ride on the old underground coke route.

    It’s crazy that there hasn’t been any investigative journalists covering this mess. It’s thick in the Klam. It’s a crazy place. The wild west for sure. The corruption of city/county officials has turned the town into a wasteland overrun by tweakers [and drunks]. The sheer numbers of people who should be incarcerated would completely fill the jail from top to bottom. <We'd need a new jail for that. -ha!

    I doubt anything will actually be done. This 'sting' was probably just the county trying to eliminate competition in their drug scheme. It's a pattern. And it's present worldwide.

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