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YREKA – Law enforcement dealt what is being described as a substantial blow against drug dealers in Siskiyou County on Thursday when they initiated simultaneous drug raids in several locations, according to the Siskiyou County district attorney’s office.

The raids, known collectively as Operation Angry Elephant, saw six separate search warrants initiated at multiple locations in Yreka and Hornbrook. In Yreka, a helicopter was observed flying over town as law enforcement officers surrounded several locations. Agents reportedly recovered more than 5 pounds of bulk methamphetamine, several pounds of marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash, one firearm and paraphernalia associated with narcotics use and sales. Several people were arrested during the raids, including Jeffrey Stuart Lawhorn and Amanda Wilson.

The district attorney’s office said Lawhorn already faces felony charges in Oregon for methamphetamine trafficking charges. He is expected to be arraigned today on new felony charges brought by the Siskiyou County district attorney’s office. The warrants were issued after several months of investigation by the Siskiyou Unified Major Investigations Team.

The drug ring is said to be responsible for importing a substantial share of methamphetamine into Siskiyou County. The amount of meth seized during Operation Angry Elephant represents more than 22,000 doses.

Agencies that cooperated in the raid included Yreka Police Department, Weed Police Department, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, Siskiyou County Probation Department, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force, Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement Team, North State Marijuana Investigation Team, Placer County Special Investigations Unit and the California Bureau of Investigation.

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