22K Marijuana Plants Located at Illegal Grow Sites

Earlier today, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET), with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE), executed a search warrant in the 900 and 2300 block of Thompson Creek Road, Selma, regarding illegal marijuana grow sites.

During the execution of the warrants approximately 22,000 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed. The marijuana plants were located inside 34 greenhouses and inside one of the residences. Seven individuals were detained for officer safety. Approximately $11,000 cash was discovered hidden within one of the residences.

Additionally, while searching one the properties a pump was located taking water out of a nearby creek for the illegal grow operation.

32 year-old Juan Valdovinos Tafolla was taken into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Use or Appropriation of Water.

ARRESTED: 1- Juan Valdovinos Tafolla, 32 years-old

CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana  

                   2- Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 

3- Unlawful Appropriation of Water

Authorities say at this time the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.

Courtesy of JoCo So

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