Man arrested after standoff in Merlin

0623 Mike DillsMerlin, Ore. – A man was arrested after he barricaded himself inside a Merlin home when police attempted to search the residence.

According to Oregon State Police, detectives tried to serve a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Galice Road around noon on Wednesday. The suspect, 68-year-old Mike Dills, barricaded himself inside the house when police arrived.

Police said because of the high-risk nature of the situation, OSP SWAT responded and surrounded the home. Within minutes, Dills surrendered to police and was arrested without incident.

OSP said a search of the home yielded 64.9 grams of methamphetamine, three firearms, and over $2,500 of other evidence.

Dills is now behind bars at the Josephine County Jail on charges of unlawful possession and delivery of methamphetamine.

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