Ore. drug agents seize meth valued at $1M


Associated Press

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 2 at 12:31 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Narcotics agents who served search warrants at five locations in Oregon's Lane and Douglas counties say they seized 52 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1 million.

Oregon State Police Sgt. Erik Fisher tells The Register-Guard (http://is.gd/zcNpor ) that the four men arrested are not legal U.S. residents.

Fisher commands Lane County's interagency narcotics enforcement team.

Search warrants were served last Sunday at addresses in Cottage Grove, Springfield, Eugene and Roseburg.

Fisher says the targeted group is believed responsible for distributing multiple pounds of meth in the two counties weekly for several months.

He says the meth was likely produced outside Oregon in a so-called "super lab."

More arrests are expected.

State police statistics show about 240 pounds of meth were seized in Oregon during all of 2011.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com