On January 12, 2023, the Klamath Falls Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT), and the Oregon State Police served a search warrant on the 900 block of North Alameda Avenue in Klamath Falls.
William Holder (46 years old) was taken into custody without incident for multiple outstanding arrest warrants. Holder was wanted out of California for felony gun charges and was also lodged in the Klamath County Jail on an attempted murder warrant from a shooting which occurred previously in Klamath Falls. Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET) obtained the initial search warrant and after Holder was taken into custody, several semi-automatic handguns, dealer amounts of methamphetamine and US Currency were seized from the residence. Holder was lodged in the Klamath County jail on his felony warrants and with new charges of felon in possession of a firearm, tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of methamphetamine – commercial drug offense. Holder’s bail was set at $630,000 due to his threat to the community.
This successful arrest operation would not have been possible without the assistance of all of Klamath Falls area law enforcement agencies.
BINET continues to work with numerous agencies and other drug enforcement teams to focus investigations on these high-level drug traffickers operating in the Klamath Falls area.
Anyone with information regarding the distribution of illegal firearms and dangerous drugs within Klamath County is encouraged to call the Klamath Falls Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at (541) 883-5334 or the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (541) 850-5380.