Detectives said that investigation led to Operation Rap It Up. “You’re talking Oregon, California, Nevada. I think there’s gonna be some forthcoming stuff in Washington even,” said Winters. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, investigating where that firearm came from, revealed Meyer was part of a “Straw” purchasing operation, which Winters described as “the acquisition of a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer by an individual, the straw, done for the purpose concealing the identity of who the intended weapon is gonna go to,” said Winters. Winters said there are more than 40 suspects in Operation Rap It Up and so far, 26 suspected criminals and their illegal actions have been taken off the streets. “Drug trafficking, prostitution, organized crime, straw purchasing of firearms and violent drug activity in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties,” said Winters. News10 asked Winters whether or not he believed there need to be changes in any local, state or federal polices or laws to prevent things like this from happening to which he answered, “I’d have to sit and review those to really think that through and I think if we, obviously, if they just followed the law we wouldn’t have this issue, but criminals do what criminals do and as long as they keep going that road we’re gonna keep chasing them.” Meanwhile, Alyssa Bobbitt’s Paternal Grandmother, Lisa Jones, said laws do need to change to ensure victims’ families get justice. “Our laws all over the nation need to change for how they do people who kill people by accident. Drunk drivers, they get off with a slap on the hand.
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