Klamath Falls Drug Busts Claim 17 Pounds of Meth

A pair of arrests allowed police to recover the meth, $8000 in cash, firearms, and piles of stolen items.

Posted: Apr 12, 2018 11:22 AM
Updated: Apr 12, 2018 11:44 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A multi-agency investigation in Klamath Falls earlier this week led police to make two arrests and recover large quantities of methamphetamine, cash, firearms, and stolen goods, according to the Klamath Falls Police Department (KFPD).

The first bust occurred on Sunday, April 8, when KFPD assisted Oregon State Police (OSP) and detectives from the Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) in arresting two people in Klamath Falls. Police seized 12.9 pounds of meth during the bust.

Carlos Pena Jr.

One of the suspects arrested during the bust was 32-year-old Carlos Pena Jr., who had just gotten out of prison on meth-related charges. Pena Jr. was arrested back in June of 2016 by BINET in Klamath Falls for possession of more than 7 pounds of meth. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison, according to KFPD.

A KFPD statement did not give any details on the second suspect in this bust.

On Tuesday, April 10, police raided a residence on Owens Street in Klamath Falls. They arrested 57-year-old Ruben Ramos Cano, and lodged him in the Klamath County Jail, according to KFPD.

This second bust yielded 3.9 pounds of meth, $8000 in cash, 2 handguns, and a large amount of laptop computers and jewelry that police suspect were stolen. KFPD had help from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the investigation and execution of the search warrant.

BINET is comprised of detectives from the KFPD, OSP, and Klamath County District Attorney’s Office. BINET operates out of the Klamath Falls Police Department and works closely with the DEA, Homeland Security Investigations, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County Parole and Probation, and DHS Child Welfare.

Anyone who was a recent victim of laptop, jewelry or coin collection theft or has information regarding the illegal distribution of drugs within Klamath County is encouraged to call the Klamath Falls Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at (541) 883-5334.

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