MADGE Finds Medford Meth Lab

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th November NewsMADGEmeth labStephen Robert Lyon
The inter-agency drug enforcement team known as MADGE discovered a meth lab in Medford yesterday. The home in the 1000 block of South Holly Street had a number of household chemical used to make meth. It’s the first meth lab seizure of note in Medford since 2012, as a chemical for producing meth- pseudoephedrine- had become controlled as a result of action by the Oregon legislature in 2006.Read More »

Woman Carrying Meth In Fire Extinguisher Arrested

Acting on a tip, agents from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security and Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE)contacted a suspected drug trafficker traveling by bus through Phoenix.Read More »

Medford Man With History of Drug Convictions Arrested

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th June Newsdrug arrestJohn Michael GibsonMADGE
A man described as having a “significant history of drug related arrests and convictions” is back in jail on charges of possessing meth, marijuana and packaging materials for selling drugs. 38-year John Michael Gibson was arrested at the Medford Peach Street home where he was living with his 2-year old son, and a couple- Vincent Brennan Jr. and Barbara Westergaard.Read More »

Southern Oregon Medical Pot Dispensaries Subject Of Bust

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th May NewsMADGEmedical marijuana
Police have arrested four people in raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern Oregon. Medford Police Chief Tim George says the arrests Thursday followed a two-year investigation, and the charges allege the sale of marijuana outside the rules covering medical marijuana. The law legalizing medical marijuana in Oregon allows growers to recover only their expenses, and notRead More »

Two Drug Traffickers Arrested On The Same Bus

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th April NewsdrugsMADGE
The Medford drug squad regularly busts traffickers taking buses on Interstate 5 through Southern Oregon. But they say arresting two suspects with separate sizeable shipments on the same bus was startling. Lt. Brett Johnson tells the Medford Mail Tribune there's no evidence that two men who got on the bus in California were working together.Read More »


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