Multi-Agency Raid Shuts Down Another Illegal Marijuana Operation

On October 28, the Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section team served a search warrant in the 12000 block of Modoc Rd. Central Point, Oregon, for illegal marijuana manufacturing.

Law enforcement encountered 62 large, outdoor grow-houses which contained both illegal marijuana plants (1,193) and previously harvested, drying marijuana.

In total, 18,360 gross pounds of illicit marijuana, including the marijuana plants and processed marijuana located on the property, were seized and destroyed.

Also seized in the operation were over $80,000.00 US Currency and four firearms.

Multiple occupants on the property were detained, identified, and interviewed during the investigation.

The OSP SWR DES team was assisted by law enforcement officers from the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) and the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team in Josephine County. Additional resources were provided in support of the investigation by the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) of the Medford Police Department-Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.