Drugs, guns seized during raid of a home near elementary school, 2 arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A 71-year-old man is in jail after police raided a home located less than 1,000 feet from an elementary school Tuesday.

During the search, officers seized a pound of meth, cash, three guns, and evidence of drug distribution from the home.

According to the Klamath Falls Police Department, John Kahler was charged with multiple charges, including felony possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and more.

Another man was arrested and then later released on drug possession and distribution charges.

The Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) had received information from several sources that suspected the house in the 2100 block of Garden Avenue was associated with illegal drug distribution. The residence is located less than 1,000 feet from Mills Elementary School.

Kahler is currently being held at the Klamath County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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