Drug trafficking organization dismantled in southern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.- A large drug trafficking ring has been busted, after a two month investigation by the Basin Interagency Narcotics Team (BINET). Investigators say the ring was responsible for distributing large amounts of methamphetamine throughout southern Oregon and northern California.

On Dec. 15, 2016, BINET, with the help of several other agencies, served three search warrants in Klamath and Modoc Counties. The search warrants resulted in the seizure of 2.75 pounds of methamphetamine, a Dodge truck, a scoped rifle and $69,000 in cash. The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of $14-17,000.

Carlo D. Catano-Apricio and Salvador Zavala-Peralta were taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Manufacturing a Controlled Substance. Both were lodged in the Klamath County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding drug distribution in Klamath County is encourged to call the Klamath Falls Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 541-883-5334.


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