RADE arrest / seizure

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 04-06-20, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) detectives received information regarding a subject who was in possession of a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and living in O'Brien, Josephine County. Detectives were able to determine the subject to be William Thomas Gillespie, 35 yoa. Detectives located Gillespie at the Best Western Inn in White City, Jackson County. He was subsequently arrested and found to be in possession of a 1/2 pound of crystal methamphetamine. Detectives subsequently went back to Gillespie's residence located at 36541 Redwood Hwy, Josephine County, and seized 12 firearms and more controlled substances, scales, packaging material and ammunition. Gillespie is a convicted felon on post-prison supervision for Felon in Possession of a Weapon and Assault 4. Gillespie was lodged in the Josephine County Jail Felon in Possession of a Firearm x 10 and a Probation Violation detainer. The drug charges from the hotel in White City will be referred to the Jackson County DA's Office for prosecution. Additional charges are to be expected in Josephine County as well. Anyone with questions can call RADE and Det. Sgt. Doni Hamilton at 541-450-6370.