6 arrested in major meth bust in Sutherlin

SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- After a long term investigation into the delivery of meth from California into Douglas County, The DINT Team served a search warrant on Tuesday and arrested six people.

At about 8:30 p.m., DINT detectives and deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at the residence located at 494 Deady Crossing Road.

Seven people were inside the home or in the driveway:

  • Earnest Ray Ballard, 61, of Sutherlin

  • David Ernest Klingler, 58, of Sutherlin

  • Anthony Morones, 25, of Stockton, California

  • William Edward Morones, 22, of Stockton, California

  • Keri Lynn Allen, 42, of Oakland

  • Stacia Michelle McCullough, 36, of Drain

  • Tia Kay Braak, 32, of Oakland

The search of the residence found meth in several different locations, including a hidden room off of a workshop.

A .32 caliber revolver and $9,700 in cash were found in a rental car that belonged to the two California men.

The total weight of meth seized was over a half pound, and the total amount of cash seized was just over $13,000.

Several scales and packaging material was seized, along with two rifles from the residence.

Ballard was lodged and charged with delivery and possession of meth.

Klingler was arrested and lodged on possession of meth and marijuana charges, after a medical marijuana grow was also found at the scene. Police say Klingler had an overage of plants and processed marijuana.

Both Anthony and William Morones were charged with unlawful delivery and possession of meth.

McCullough and Allen were lodged in the Douglas County Jail on warrants, and Braak was cited and released at the scene for frequenting a drug house.

Police say that DINT is continuing this investigation, and they say more charges will likely be filed on some of the subjects.