Drug task force seizes 52 pounds of meth in cartel takedown

EUGENE, Ore. - Narcotics detectives seized 52 pounds of meth and took out a drug cartel moving pounds of meth through Lane and Douglas counties, the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team said.

Law enforcement executed search warrants at addresses in Cottage Grove, Springfield, Eugene and Roseburg on Sunday as part of a multi-month long investigation.

Authorities 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, police said.

Officers arrested four people on drug charges, and more arrests are pending.

People charged in the investigation include:

  • Martin Bautista-Limon, 30
  • Miguel Nunez-Villanuva, 29
  • Ezequiel Gonzalez-Jaimes, 42
  • Tomas Torres Gonzalez, 27