Methamphetamine, eight firearms and $4,284 in cash were among the items seized by deputies Thursday. (Linn Co. Sheriff’s Office)
Gary Gene Deal booking photo (Linn Co. Jail)
LEBANON, OR (KPTV) -
A yearlong investigation by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office culminated with the arrest of a Lebanon man Thursday, along with the seizure of drugs, stolen property, firearms and cash.
Deputies served a search warrant to Gary Gene Deal, 40, at his home in the 37000 block of Pony Lane just after 3:00 p.m. after the investigation and report of a rape earlier this summer.
During the search, deputies seized evidence connected to the rape, as well numerous items tied to the narcotics investigation including six ounces of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, digital scales and drug records.
The search also uncovered $4,284 in cash, surveillance cameras, stolen property and eight firearms. Of the weapons, a Glock .380 pistol had been reported stolen in Salem in January of 2016 and a Ruger AR-556 rifle was reported stolen in Albany with the last week.
Deputies also noted that they seized a Mossberg .22 caliber rifle which had its barrel cut to nine inches in length, as well as a 20 gauge shotgun with the serial number obliterated.
Deal was booked into the Linn County Jail and faces charges including unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, eight counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of theft, obliteration of or change of a firearm, possession of a short-barreled rifle, identity theft, and giving false information to police.
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said this investigation is ongoing and asks anyone with information to contact 541-917-6667.
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