Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team executed search warrant on large-scale grow operation
Written by Press Release on September 16, 2022
Tiller, Ore., — On August 30, 2022, the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant on a large-scale illegal marijuana operation occurring in the remote timber area in Tiller, Oregon. During the execution of the search warrant, detectives seized and destroyed 15,925 marijuana plants, 4,120 pounds of processed marijuana, and seized three firearms.
The illegal operation was occurring on privately owned land, surrounded by federal timber land. Parts of the operation were also being conducted on the federal timber land. In addition to the unlawful manufacture of marijuana, detectives found multiple unpermitted structures, trash, debris, and human waste spread throughout the property. Water was also being illegally impounded and diverted to holding tanks on the property to be used for the illegal operation.
Multiple individuals attempted to flee on foot from law enforcement. The following individuals were arrested and transported to the Douglas County Jail:
Leonel Sanchez Correa, 28 years of age, from Modesto, California
Eduardo Zuniga Mora, 26 years of age, Unknown address
Jose Luis Perez Hernandez, 25 years of age, Unknown address
Jacob Salomon Perez Hernandez, 22 years of age, Unknown address
Luis Mora Rivas, 56 years of age, from Santa Rosa, California
Luis Mora Fernandez, 28 years of age, from Santa Rosa, California
Avelino Salomon Cerrano, 42 years of age, Unknown address
Braulio Gomez Tapia, 49 years of age, Unknown address
This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated.
DINT was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, United States Forest Service, Winston Police Department, Douglas County Watermaster, and Douglas County Code Enforcement.