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HAUSER — A joint law enforcement investigation into child pornography led to the arrest of a Hauser man Wednesday on multiple counts of illegal possession of firearms and a possession of methamphetamine charge, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

Eric W. Johnson, 40, was arrested on the said charges after investigators from the Department of Homeland Security, Oregon State Police, North Bend Police Department and Coos County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at a residence located at 69261 Wildwood Road in Hauser.

The Homeland Security Investigators were seeking evidence in relation to an ongoing child pornography investigation.

While assisting the Homeland Security investigators, Coos County deputies took the lead in crimes against the State of Oregon. As a result of this investigation, the deputies seized a number of items from the home to include two firearms, ammunition for each, items used to manufacture firearms, items related to the use of methamphetamine and 30 pounds of marijuana and marijuana products. Eric Johnson is prohibited by law from possessing firearms.

Eric Johnson was arrested on four counts of possession of firearm or ammunition by certain persons prohibited and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. After his arrest, he was transported to the Coos County Jail where he was lodged. The investigation is continuing on the State of Oregon charges as items are sent for analysis.

No information is available regarding any federal violations at this time as the investigation is ongoing and those charges are pending. 

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