Two Arrested After Ashland Drug Raid

ASHLAND, Ore.– After a two-month long investigation, two men are behind bars facing drug charges. On Tuesday the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team helped the Ashland Police to serve a search warrant on a home in the 400 block of Wightman St. in Ashland. During the search police said they found over six … Continue reading »

Meth Lab Found in Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police are investigating a meth lab found in the 1100 block of S. Holly Street that found two men facing charges. On Wednesday November 19th, the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team, along with the Medford Police Department, served a search warrant that stemmed from information received from the public … Continue reading »

Drug Raid Leads to $100,000 of Meth

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Two men are facing charges after a two month long, drug trafficking  investigation leads to $100,000 of methamphetamine. On Monday November 10, the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement team, assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at a travel trailer in the 12000 block of Blackwell … Continue reading »

Medford Heroin Dealer Sentenced

[UPDATE – October 21, 2014] – On Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Dennis Lee, 45, of Medford to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sanchez will be on three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term. Lee’s 10-year sentence is … Continue reading »

MADGE Explains Gang and Drug Activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Gang and Drug Enforcement Team, or “MADGE” says there are 346 known gang members in Jackson County. While this number is up from last year, officials say it does not mean gang activity is increasing. MADGE deals with all drug and gang related crime in the county, and is … Continue reading »

Gang Activity Leads to Search Warrants

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A spike in gang activity in White City led law enforcement to serve four search warrants this morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement have been working together for a couple of weeks, investigating recent gang activity which includes two drive by shootings and a … Continue reading »

Methamphetamine Seized in White City

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A large amount of methamphetamine was located Friday morning after the Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team served a search warrant after a two month long investigation. The investigation led the MADGE team, accompanied by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), to a residence … Continue reading »

Wanted Suspect Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jacob Granger, 23, was wanted by the Jackson County Community Corrections for walking away from the Talent work release center on Friday. He was also suspected of dealing heroin in a motel on South Pacific Highway in Medford. Investigators of the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) agency got information as … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Mushroom Distribution

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 … Continue reading »

MADGE Makes Money Laundering Arrest

PHOENIX, Ore. — Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) investigators have arrested a man involved in drugs and money laundering. Back in October of this year, MADGE investigators seized a package sent from Austin, Texas through a private shipping carrier in Medford. MADGE says the package was seized after a positive alert from a … Continue reading »

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