White Supremacist Sweeps Produce Drug Arrests

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th December Newsmethwhite supremacists
A sweeping crackdown on white supremacist gangs in eastern Multnomah County included more than 40 indictments for violent crimes and drug manufacturing. The six-month operation announced Monday morning included a weekend of arrests in which investigators say they captured more than 20 people affiliated with six different gangs near Portland.Read More »

Police Seize Two Pounds of Meth From Bus Traveler

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th November Newsdrug bustmeth
Wednesday, the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team (MADGE) acting on a tip seized approximately two pounds of methamphetamine from luggage discovered on a bus traveling through Phoenix. The bus was traveling north from Southern California. The bag was seized after an alert by a drug detection K9 and secured while the investigators obtained a search warrant.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 »

Suspect Says Meth Use, Paranoia Played Part In Shootings

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th June NewsmethshootingTimothy Henson
A Douglas County man accused of aggravated murder has testified he was using methamphetamine throughout a weekend family trip to the coast and was feeling paranoid before shooting his mother-in-law's 19-year-old husband and her 70-year-old former husband. The World of Coos Bay reports that Timothy Henson of Myrtle Creek took the stand Tuesday. He testified that he'd been in confrRead More »

Deputy Arrests Intoxicated Man Whose Young Daughter Had Eaten Meth

Anonymous callers reported a man acting suspiciously Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Burger King located on Valley View Road in Ashland. A Jackson County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the scene to investigate. The man left in a Chrysler PT Cruiser before the deputy arrived.Read More »

Meth-Related Arrest In Talent

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February NewsChristine Lee Petersonmeth
A suspected meth dealer from Talent is in Jackson County Jail. MADGE (Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement) conducted a search of a residence at 405 West Valley View Road. On Wednesday, investigators discovered meth, packaging, scales and drug records. 60-year old Christine Lee Peterson was arrested. She’s charged with manufacture, delivery and possession of a controlled substance.Read More »

Former Meth House Demolished By New Owners

A house at the corner of Mira Mar and Shannon Drive in Medford has been demolished. Rogue Valley Manor bought the property for $180,000 last year, and it was determined the house had been contaminated by meth residue. The property's former owner said a resident who once rented there made meth in the basement. In addition to the demolition, the foundation was pressure washed.Read More »


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