Last Thursday, 22 different law enforcement agencies in five counties in southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon arrested 29 people.

The sweep capped of a year-long investigation into a drug trafficking ring that officials said was responsible for meth, marijuana and illegal prescription drugs. Police from Pendleton, Milton Freewater along with sherriffs from Union, Wallowa and Umatilla counties, as well as Benton & Franklin sherriffs, the DEA, and the Tri-Cities Metro Drug Task Force members were among those involved.

110 agents raided 30 locations in the five counties, and came away with a long list of seizures:

  • 6.5 lbs of meth
  • nearly 800 prescription medication pills
  • 23 lbs of processed, street ready marijuana
  • four indoor growing sites
  • 21 weapons, including handguns, shotguns, an assault rifle and long-barrel rifles.

Vehicles were also searched. Police said names and more specific details about the drug ring would be released early this week. The slide show depicts just a few of the items taken during the raids.


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