Law enforcement agents seize over 76 pounds of meth, arrest three men

Rafael Ceballos-Castillo, left, and Jose Luis Ceballo-Castillo, right - mug shots courtesy Lane County Jail

HUBBARD, Ore. – Law enforcement officials seized over 76 pounds of methamphetamine from Marion County residents in a drug investigation.

Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Linn County Inter-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Task Force arrested and charged three Hubbard, Ore. residents for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Agents first arrested Rafael Ceballos-Castillo, 49, on Monday in Springfield, Ore. When he was taken into custody, agents found over $50,000 in cash in his possession.

Later in the day Monday, they executed a search warrant at his home in Hubbard and law enforcement seized approximately 57 pounds of methamphetamine, one kilogram of cocaine, and a .45 caliber semi-automatic hand gun.

They also searched a second residence in Sale and seized over 13 pounds over methamphetamine, over one pound of heroin, and a loaded Smith and Wesson.375 caliber revolver and ammunition.

As of Friday, officials say they’ve seized a combined total of over 76 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.5 pounds of cocaine, one pound of heroin, two handguns, drug paraphernalia and a money counter in the case.

Law enforcement agents also arrested Rafael Ceballos-Castillo’s son, 20-year-old Rafael Ceballos Jr. and Rafael Ceballos-Castillo’s brother, 28-year-old Jose Ceballos-Castillo.

All three men are currently in custody, pending detention hearings.

Law enforcement began investigating the case in July 2017.

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