Although there has been no confirmation from law enforcement, residents of Siletz today were witnessing what looked like a massive sweep of the community, producing arrests of suspects on undisclosed charges but which many believe were related to the drug trade.
News Lincoln County has learned that the entire operation was launched and managed by Federal Marshals which clearly implies that whatever criminal activity was going on was within AND outside Oregon.
There were descriptions of people being taken into custody and being placed aboard paddy wagons – up to 20 people by some witness counts.
Again, the U.S. Marshal’s Office is reported to be the lead law enforcement agency. Presumably they’ll have something to report fairly soon.