'We believe these two were responsible for a lot of meth'

CHARLESTON, Ore. - Police arrested two brothers on drug and weapon charges Friday after a months-long investigation.

The South Coast Interagency Narcotics team arrested 36-year-old David Dials on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Officers arrested 37-year-old Jon Dials on a warrant.

Police said officers found heroin and meth in the Crown Point Road where the brothers lived, as well as several firearms.

Capt. Cal Mitts said the investigation started months ago after several neighbors reported heavy drug traffic and crime in the area.

SCINT began surveillance on the property and were able to build a case against the Dials brothers, Mitts said.

"This is a very large investigation. It is still ongoing," Mitts said. "We believe these two were responsible for a lot of methamphetamine that is currently plaguing our community. It's a group effort with law enforcement here, we have to work together. We have a very large problem and a community that's really facing an issue with these drugs."

Mitts said they expect to make multiple other arrests and seizers as a result of this investigation.

SCINT was assisted by Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team from Josephine County, Douglas County Interagency Narcotics Team, Coos County K-9 unit, Coos Bay K-9 unit and Bandon K-9 Unit.