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70 lbs.of pot seized in southern Oregon

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GRANTS PASS, OR (KPTV) -

Three separate Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team investigations this week led to nearly 70 lbs. of marijuana seized and eight suspects were charged in the Rogue area.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011:
Oregon State Police trooper stopped a vehicle on Sunny Glen Way in Josephine County that led to the seizure of approximately five pounds of marijuana, a small amount of methamphetamine and other items of evidence.

  • John McConville, 24, from Wolf Creek - Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Manufacture and Delivery of Marijuana.
  • James Corder, 38, from Grants Pass - Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine; Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Delivery of Marijuana; Possession of a Restricted Weapon (brass knuckles); and, Probation Violation out of Douglas County.
  • Lacie Yarbery, 33, from Canyonville, was arrested for Probation Violation out of Douglas County.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011:
Rogue Area Drug Enforcement detectives served a search warrant at 618 Brimstone Road in Wolf Creek and seized approximately 40 pounds of marijuana, a firearm and other related evidence.

  • Joshua Rymer, 36, from Wolf Creek, was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Marijuana.
  • Tabitha Fleming, 40, from Wolf Creek - Unlawful Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana.
  • James Fleming, 42, from Wolf Creek - Unlawful Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011:
Rogue Area Drug Enforcement detectives, Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section, and the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division investigated a residence at 200 Tyler Crossing in Cave Junction where they seized over 25 pounds of marijuana, a firearm, 4 sets of deer antlers, two deer hearts, and other evidence.

  • Nicholas Navarro, 33, from Cave Junction - charged with Unlawful Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana, and four counts of Exceeding Bag Limit - Black Tail Deer.
  • Todd Buckmaster, 36, from Brookings, was later cited as a result of the ongoing investigation and charged with Unlawful Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana.

Total estimated value of the marijuana from the three cases is $175,000. Investigations are ongoing and other arrests may result

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