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Arlington man called DEA to report he had 4 kilograms of heroin to give them, feds say

An Arlington man was arrested after he called the Drug Enforcement Agency to report that he had four kilograms of heroin and a gun inside his home, according to federal court records.

Oscar Oregel Sr. called the Dallas field office of the DEA on Feb. 14 to report that he had approximately four kilograms — or nearly nine pounds — of heroin that he wanted to give to DEA officials, according to a criminal complaint.

Agents met with Oregel and Noe Garcia at a home on Grindstone Court in Arlington, where they found the heroin along with three firearms, according to the complaint.

Oregel told agents that the pair went to Flagstaff, Arizona, the week before to pick up five kilograms of heroin. He then sold one kilogram to an unidentified man who was taking it to Atlanta, according to the complaint. Then he called the DEA.

Garcia told agents, according to the complaint, that Oregel was going to pay him $5,000 to take the heroin to Atlanta.

The complaint doesn’t say why Oregel called the DEA to report himself.

Both men were indicted Wednesday on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

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