Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office

On August 11, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE), Josephine County Code Enforcement and Douglas County Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant on Surrey Drive in Josephine County regarding an illegal marijuana grow site.

During the execution of the warrant, approximately 10,000 growing marijuana plants and approximately 2500 pounds of processed marijuana was seized and destroyed. 

The property also had multiple electrical, water and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the civil forfeiture of the property. 

Multiple workers fled into a heavily wooded area and were not located. The primary suspect was also not located during the execution of the warrant. The charges listed above are the charges the primary suspect will be facing based on the evidence located. 

CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana  

                   2- Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 

                   3- Misappropriation of Water                                    

At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.