|Firearms, many illegal drugs sized from properties in Veneta and rural Elmira|
|NO ARRESTS YET AFTER MAJOR DRUG BUST IN RURAL LANE COUNTY||Authorities seize firearms, illegal drugs, a stolen vehicle & more in Veneta, Elmira|
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
|Published on Saturday April 3, 2021 - 10:21 PM|
Elmira is located west of Eugene and north of Veneta and Oregon Route 126, near the Long Tom River and Fern Ridge Reservoir.
The entire residence had been converted into a growing and drying structure for the mushrooms. The residence was filled with racks from floor to almost ceiling height that held what is estimated to be hundreds of clear, grocery sized bags containing an unknown soil type material and multiple growing mushrooms. The warrant at both locations was served without incident.
The manufacture of Butane Marijuana Hash Oil is extremely dangerous due to the explosive, highly flammable nature of butane as used in the extraction process. Butane Marijuana Hash Oil extraction labs are illegal by Oregon Revised Statute unless the manufacturer is licensed and in compliance with state statutes through the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). This location was not a licensed site. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) during the investigation.
Notable items seized during the execution of the warrant:
16 Firearms, one of which was reported stolen
A large amount of US currency packaged in bundles of $10,000
A cash counting machine
Apprx. 465 bags of suspected psilocybin mushrooms
Conservatively estimated at dozens of pounds of finished marijuana hash oil extract
Conservatively estimated at hundreds of pounds of dried marijuana
An enclosed cargo trailer
A recovered stolen pickup
No suspects have been taken into custody at this time and the investigation is on going.
No further information is being released at this time.