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Oregon drug bust one of the biggest in state history


The Web site for The Oregonian newspaper reports that authorities in that state “seized more than 22 kilos of cocaine worth about $500,000 on the street, handguns and rifles, five autos, a small amount of methamphetamine, and $16,000 in cash” in an effort that was called “Corridor Express.”

The press report said further that “Operation Campus Blow, which began with a small marijuana bust in eastern Oregon in October 2007, focused on a Eugene drug dealer who supplied heroin, cocaine, meth, pot and prescription drugs to college students. A Washington County sheriff's deputy shows drugs and cash seized from a drug cartel.”

Reports from numerous other sources indicate that more than 200 officers from numerous local law enforcement agencies joined the DEA in the multi-agency effort. 

A sheriff's deputy stands by during a news conference Friday, June 5, 2009, in Hillsboro, Ore. (AP Photo)
A sheriff's deputy stands by during a news conference Friday, June 5, 2009, in Hillsboro, Ore. (AP Photo)

PoliceOne will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, you can read the full story on Oregonian Web site.

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