Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Contreras,SantiagoMEDFORD, Ore. — Detectives from the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Agency (MADGE) arrested 32-year old Santiago Martinez-Contreras on Thursday evening after a yearlong investigation.

The investigation concluded when detectives received information on Contreras’ whereabouts. MADGE Officer Rob Havice stopped the suspect in a vehicle on Crater Lake HWY near Interstate 5. Officer Havice ‘s narcotics detection canine “Narc” alerted on the vehicle and officers conducted a search.

The search revealed over eight ounces of meth, 71 grams of heroin, and $11,711 in cash. All of this evidence was seized and Contreras was arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail. He’s facing charges of possession, manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, possession and delivering of heroin. His bail is set at $1,040,000.