November 1, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext firstname.lastname@example.org
Four people were arrested Sunday, October 28, 2012, by members of Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team (INET) after a months long methamphetamine investigation. INET, assisted by the Springfield Police Department, Oregon State Police (OSP), DEA Eugene Resident Office, Cottage Grove Police Department, and the Douglas County Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed search warrants in Lane and Douglas Counties and seized approximately $1 Million of methamphetamine.
According to OSP Sergeant Erik Fisher, the local drug trafficking organization was responsible for distributing multi-pound quantities of methamphetamine per week throughout the Lane and Douglas County areas.
State search warrants were served at the following five locations:
* 76919 Mosby Creek Road, Cottage Grove (Lane County)
* 2145 31st, Space #2, Springfield (Lane County)
* 2755 Nova, Springfield (Lane County)
* 103 Green Lane, Eugene (Lane County)
* 2175 SW Jackie Avenue, Roseburg (Douglas County)
Task force officers and agents seized approximately 52 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1,000,000. Officers recovered a stolen handgun, an undisclosed amount of United States Currency, and additional evidence of drug trafficking.
The following four men were taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine:
* MARTIN BAUTISTA-LIMON, age 30
* MIGUEL NUNEZ-VILLANUVA, age 29
* EZEQUIEL GONZALEZ-JAIMES, age 42
* TOMAS TORRES GONZALEZ, age 27
The Lane County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team is comprised of personnel from the Oregon State Police, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Lane County District Attorney's Office, and the local FBI office.
Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is encouraged to call the INET tip line at (541) 682-6266.