MEDFORD, Ore. — Ernest Luther Taylor, 37, of Medford is in the Jackson County Jail on charges of possession and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, including marijuana and Psilocybin mushrooms. He is also facing charges for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and child neglect in the first degree.
At about 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Detectives from MADGE (Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement) served search warrants on the 500 block of W. 11th Street in Medford and on the 7500 block of Highbanks Rd., #1 in Central Point as a result of a six month long investigation into an illegal mushroom growing and distribution operation.
The suspect, Taylor, was taken into custody at his home where the evidence was located. The Highbanks Rd. location was Taylor’s warehouse, where evidence of his marijuana and psilocybin manufacturing and distribution were found.
His bail is set at $90,000.