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News Release
Marijuana Search Warrant (Photo) - 05/24/22

INCIDENT DATE AND TIME: May 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM 

REPORTING DEPUTY: Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET)

CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana

                  2- Unlawful Possession of Marijuana  


On May 20, 2022, Medford Police Department (MPD) executed a search warrant regarding stolen property in the 3000 block of Quartz Creek Road. During the execution of their warrant approximately 4,800 marijuana plants were located in multiple greenhouses and approximately 500 pounds of processed marijuana was located in the residence. MPD contacted the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) and informed JMET of their discovery.

Prior to arrival multiple individuals had fled the scene before they could be detained. 

JMET responded, seizing and destroying the 4,800 marijuana plants and 500 pounds of processed marijuana. Additionally, while on scene, JMET located two small deer that had been caged. JMET was able to dismantle the cage to a point that the deer could be released. No harm was done to the deer. At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released. 

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