Over 12000 Plants Found in Black-Market Marijuana Raids

On August 1, 2022 and August 2, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) and Josephine County Code Enforcement executed four separate search warrants in the 12000 block of Williams Highway, 1500 block of Three Pines Road, 4000 block of Redwood Avenue and 300 block of South Livingston Way regarding illegal marijuana grow sites.

During the execution of the warrants, more than 12,000 growing marijuana plants and over 10,000 pounds of processed marijuana was seized and destroyed. In addition to the marijuana plants and processed marijuana, multiple firearms and over $400,000 in cash was seized. All of the properties involved had multiple water and electrical code violations. These violations could result in the civil forfeiture of the properties.

Jesus Alcazar-Varelas, Christopher James Clark, and Blu Shayne McFadden were taken into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana.

At this time, no additional information has been released as the investigation is ongoing.

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