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Feds seize 76 pounds of methamphetamine in Oregon

October 8, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Feds seize 76 pounds of methamphetamine in Oregon

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Federal and local authorities arrested three men and seized 76 pounds of methamphetamine, handguns, and more than $50,000 in cash in in western Oregon.

The Statesman Journal reports that the men from Hubbard were arrested over a three-day period beginning on Monday after a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Linn County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement.

According to the DEA, police arrested identified 49-year-old Rafael Ceballos-Castillo, 49, as a supplier of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine in the Linn County area in July.

Left to right: Rafael Ceballos-Castillo, 49, Rafael Ceballos Jr., 20, and Jose Ceballos-Castillo, 28.

Investigators executed search warrants at two residences, one in Hubbard and one in Salem, where they uncovered the pounds of methamphetamine as well as a pound of heroin and more than 2 pounds of cocaine.

Police on Thursday arrested Ceballos-Castillo, along with his son Rafael Ceballos Jr., 20, and his brother Jose Ceballos-Castillo, 28

“These arrests and seizures are the result of a significant joint investigation by local and federal law enforcement to combat the destruction wrought by methamphetamine abuse in the Linn County community,” said Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.

The three defendants have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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