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News Release
Search Warrant Served for an Illegal Marijuana Operation - 09/10/21

INCIDENT DATE: September 9, 2021

REPORTING DEPUTY: Undersheriff Travis Snyder

DETAILS:

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, members of Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) in partnership with Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (Grants Pass DPS, OSP, Josephine County Parole and Probation), Bureau of Land Management and Josephine County Code Enforcement; served search warrants relating to illegal marijuana grow operations in the 6000 block of Caves Highway and 5000 block of Holland Loop Road, outside of Cave Junction, Oregon.

During the execution of the search warrants, 7,600 illegal marijuana and hemp plants were seized and destroyed. Additionally, 5,000 pounds of processed marijuana was seized and destroyed along with 200 pounds of illegal cannabis extract.  Also seized were 19 firearms and approximately $210,000 cash. (Side note: the cash, which is subject to forfeiture, can only be used for training and equipment, not personnel.)

At the Caves Highway location, a large, closed loop cannabis extraction lab was located and seized.  Due to the explosive/flammable nature of these extraction labs, a specialized HAZMAT team responded for the safe removal of 2,000 gallons of solvent and other hazardous materials. 

Barry Greenwalt, 50, was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Manufacture of a Marijuana Item. 

Mitchell Seguin, 33, was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Manufacture of a Marijuana Item x2, Unlawful Possession of a Marijuana Item x2, Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana x2 and Unlawful Possession of a Marijuana Extract.  Additionally, 19 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.   

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