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News Releases
Search Warrant Served for an Illegal Marijuana Operation - 07/14/21

INCIDENT DATE: July 13, 2021

REPORTING DEPUTY: Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team

DETAILS:

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, members of Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) in partnership with Oregon State Police, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (Grants Pass DPS, OSP, Josephine County Parole and Probation), Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET, consisting of Jackson County SO, Medford PD), Homeland Security Investigations and Josephine County Code Enforcement; served a search warrant relating to illegal marijuana grow operations in the 1300 block of Lakeshore Dr, 6000 block of Takilma Rd and the 300 block of Merlot Dr.

During the execution of the search warrant, 27,696 illegal marijuana plants were seized and destroyed. Additionally, 27 firearms, multiple water pumps and generators were seized as evidence. $255,611 in cash was also seized.  (Side note: the cash, which is subject to forfeiture, can only be used for training and equipment, not personnel.)

Zacharea Jafarzadeh, 30, and Woodrow Benear, 32, were arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail for possession, manufacture, and unlawful delivery of marijuana. Additionally, 11 subjects were detained due to safety concerns. At the time of this press release, the investigation is ongoing, and no further details are being released.   

Shooting Investigation - 07/06/21

INCIDENT NUMBER:    21001356

INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: 07/03/2021 at 8:41 pm

REPORTING DEPUTY:  Undersheriff Travis Snyder

DETAILS:

On July 3, 2021 at 8:41 pm, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shooting incident in the 5000 block of Lower Grave Creek Road.  Per the report, a male victim suffered a gunshot wound and was driving himself to the hospital from the incident location.  Deputies met the victim at the Hugo interchange where deputies assessed the injury and coordinated with AMR for medical transport.  The male victim was transported to Three Rivers Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  This incident is still under investigation and no further details are available at this time. 

  

Search Warrant Served for an Illegal Marijuana Operation - 06/29/21

REPORTING DEPUTY: Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team

DETAILS:

During the week of June 21, 2021, members of the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) in partnership with Oregon State Police, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (Grants Pass DPS, OSP, Josephine County Parole and Probation), and Josephine County Code Enforcement, served a search warrant relating to an illegal marijuana grow operation in the 1500 block of Thompson Creek Rd, Selma, OR 97538.

During the execution of the search warrant, 86,528 illegal marijuana plants were seized and destroyed. Additionally, one firearm, multiple water pumps and generators were seized as evidence.

Twelve subjects were detained due to safety concerns. At the time of this press release, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. No further details are being released at this time.