12,000 Plants Seized and Destroyed During Illegal Marijuana Raid

On July 21, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) and Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section Team (SWRDEST), executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Lakeshore Drive in Selma regarding an illegal marijuana grow site.

During the execution of the warrant, approximately 12,000 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed which were located inside multiple greenhouses on the property. In addition to the growing marijuana plants, approximately 1,000 pounds of processed marijuana was located in an outbuilding. Twelve individuals were detained for officer safety while others fled into the heavily wooded area nearby and were not located.

28-year-old Jhonathan Gutierrez-Salazat was taken into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

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