Last week's massive drug raid in Klamath County is now being followed up by a massive prosecution effort.
38 of the 40 suspects targeted in last Wednesday's raids are now in custody.
Two state prosecutors have been called in to assist the Klamath County D.A. in taking those cases to court.
"The Attorney General's office will be handling the racketeering case." Notes Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge. "We'll be handling about another 20-plus cases related to the delivery of a controlled substance."
Many of those arrested thought they would be booked and released...But they were wrong.
Lieutenant Jeanette Davidson of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office explains: "They learned rather quickly upon arrival at the jail that we had made accommodations for them by opening our mothballed pod."
About four pounds of meth was seized in the raids...But District Attorney Patridge believes it's just as important getting those behind the drugs off the streets...
"I believe it has made a difference in the drugs we're seeing on the street, at least in the short term. Anecdotally, that's what we're hearing. Long term, we hope that we've sent a message that we're not going to put up with drug dealing here in Klamath County."
Over 300 officers were involved in last week's raids.