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Corvallis Drums of Marijuana
Corvallis Drums of Marijuana
6 Arrested in Major Drug Investigation-BHO Labs Seized in Linn and Benton County (Photo) - 08/31/17

Between August 28, 2017, and August 29, 2017, 6 people were arrested and 2 related search warrants were executed in connection with a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Lebanon Police Department and the Linn County Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team (LINE). The investigation focused on the unlawful manufacture of the Marijuana extract known as Butane Hash Oil or Butane Honey Oil (BHO) in Linn County and Benton County.

As a result of both search warrants investigators seized an active commercial grade BHO lab, an in-active commercial grade BHO lab, approximately 6.5 pounds of BHO, approximately 200 pounds of Marijuana, Ecstasy, and user amounts of Methamphetamine.

The first search warrant was served on August 28, 2017, at about 9:00 a.m., in the 36000 block of Crackerneck Drive in Scio. 2 individuals were taken into custody at the location and lodged in the Linn County Jail without incident on the following charges:
* Gary Joseph Nelson, 42 year old Scio resident -- Manufacture Marijuana, Delivery Marijuana, Possession Marijuana 4 oz or more.
* Jeremiah Alexander Hart, 42 year old Corvallis resident -- Manufacture Marijuana, Possession Marijuana 4 oz or more, Possession Methylenedioxymeth (Ecstasy).

3 additional individuals were taken into custody at the location and cited and released from the Lebanon Justice Center without incident on the following charges:
* Jennifer Marie Pechar, 40 year old Scio resident -- Possession Methamphetamine and Frequenting.
* Kimberly Jeanet Wolf, 36 year old Lebanon resident -- Frequenting.
* James Eugene Mobley, 33 year old Lebanon resident -- Frequenting.

The second search warrant was served on August 29, 2017, at about 1:00 a.m., in the 2700 block of Marshall Drive in Corvallis. 1 individual was taken into custody at the location and lodged in the Linn County Jail without incident on the following charges:
* Mark Craig Rose, 61 year old Corvallis resident -- Manufacture Marijuana (2 counts), Delivery Marijuana (2 counts) and Possession Marijuana 4 oz or More (2 counts).

The following agencies assisted in the investigation and search warrant service: Linn County Regional SWAT Team, Corvallis Police Department, and lab teams from the Oregon State Police and the DEA Eugene Office.

The LINE Team was established as a result of Linn County being designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2016. The team is comprised of investigators from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, Oregon State Police, DEA and Oregon National Guard Counterdrug Task Force.

The mission of LINE is to reduce illegal drug trafficking in the Linn County area by identifying, disrupting, or dismantling drug trafficking and money laundering organizations through cooperative efforts, enforcement, and intelligence sharing by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

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