Stolen Trailer Investigation Leads to Large Illegal Marijuana Bust

A call for a stolen trailer located in White City led to Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies discovering a van loaded with black-market cannabis.

JCSO deputies responded to the 8300 block of Barbur Street in White City this afternoon to recover a trailer stolen out of Medford June 6. When deputies arrived, a Dodge van loaded with what appeared to be marijuana in garbage bags was parked in front of the residence. Deputies attained a search warrant and seized 462 lbs. of processed black-market cannabis. Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) detectives responded to assist.

Two suspects were identified, arrested, and lodged in the Jackson County Jail. Samantha Lynn Claudy, 22, of Medford, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a marijuana item, she also had two active warrants for failure to appear fourth-degree assault and reckless driving. James Harley David, 35, of Medford, was charged with first-degree theft, first-degree criminal mischief, and two counts of unlawful possession of a marijuana item.

JCSO says the case is active and ongoing with deputies and detectives working additional leads.