California horse farmer charged with smuggling meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The owner of a California horse farm has been arrested and charged by authorities with trafficking meth into Douglas County.

On Wednesday at about 3:30 pm, police arrested Tami Elliot, 48, of Delhi, California, after a month-long investigation.

Officials from the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) say after several weeks of surveillance and interviews, they obtained evidence that Elliot was due to bring in a small shipment of meth on Wednesday.

Authorities say Elliot’s BMW was spotted traveling north on the freeway, and was stopped at Milepost 91 with the assistance of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Riddle Patrol Division.

The Roseburg Police Department’s narcotics K-9, Dora, was called in, and officers located about three ounces of crystallized meth.

DINT officers say the street value was estimated at over $4,000.00.

Elliot was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of Possession, Manufacture, and Delivery of Methamphetamine.