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Story by Gordon Grearson - The Oregon Herald
Published on Wednesday March 9, 2011 - 2:35 AM
 
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Twenty-Two people were arrested for allegedly trafficking heroin in Marion, Clackamas and Polk Counties.

Oregon attorney general's office said the suspects weren't caught with the heroin but believe they were involved in trafficking a large quantity of the drug.

"These cases are very complicated," said Oregon Attorney General John Kroger. "These drug trafficking organizations are very secretive, very sophisticated. We've been investigating this large group for several months and we're happy to bring them to justice today."

The drug bust Tuesday coded "Operation Frogger", was the result of several agencies, including the Oregon Department of Justice, Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, Polk, County Interagency Narcotics Team, Marion District Attorney Walt Beglau, and Polk County District Attorney Stan Butterfield.

Sized heroin photo courtesy Marion County Sheriff.