Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Wednesday at 2:50 pm near the intersection of Division Road and Avenue G in White City. The driver of the vehicle was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for first-degree rape out of Jackson County.
The driver was taken into custody and his vehicle was impounded because he did not possess a valid driver’s license. During the impound inventory, the deputy located approximately 20 lbs. of processed illegal marijuana.
Detectives from the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) and Oregon State Police (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section responded to assist with the marijuana portion of the investigation. Investigators seized an additional two firearms from the vehicle and $6,869.
The suspect, Alejandro Alcala-Arroyo, 27, of White City, was lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the arrest warrant with a $5,000,000 bail. Charges related to the marijuana crimes will be added upon further investigation.
This case is an ongoing multi-agency investigation involving IMET and OSP. IMET consists of detectives from JCSO and Medford Police Department.
Courtesy of JCSO