Oregon State Police seized more than 4,000 pounds of unlicensed marijuana while searching two Jackson County properties last Thursday, reports KPIC. Police also seized more than 400 plants and $17,000 in cash in the raids.
Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section team worked with other law enforcement to serve the two search warrants at a warehouse and a separate property.
Both addresses were in Prospect, Oregon, in the southern part of the state.
While searching a warehouse near First Street, officers found about 1,800 pounds of “processed marijuana.”
Troopers also found a gun, and arrested 30-year-old Yasmany Mesa on several charges. Police charged Mesa with possession of firearm by a felon; possession of marijuana, over 8 pounds; delivery, over 8 pounds; and manufacture, over 12 plants.
2,360 Lbs. and 416 Plants Seized At Second Address
Located and seized on the 400 block of Red Blanket Road were approximately 2,360 pounds of untaxed marijuana. Officers also seized 416 untaxed Cannabis plants, approximately $17,000, and 12 firearms. Officers also seized several trailers and vehicles “associated with the illegal marijuana criminal enterprise,” reports Jam’n 107.5.
Police detained, identified, and later released two individuals. Law enforcement ultimately destroyed all untaxed marijuana seized at both locations.
The OSP SWR DES team was assisted by the Interagency Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) of the Medford Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (AFT) and the OSP Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.