MADGE Arrests Alleged Meth Suspect

ASHLAND, Ore. — Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement say they arrested a California man on Friday morning for his alleged involvement in a large-scale meth distribution operation. Around 10:30 a.m., Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators stopped a bronze California plated 2004 Volvo utility vehicle on Eagle Mill Road at Butler Creek Road … Continue reading »

Five Medford Residents in Police Custody

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two children have been removed from a home and five people are in police custody after a drug bust in two neighboring apartments occupied by brothers. Wednesday morning police say they found cocaine, marijuana, heroin, oxycodone pills and drug packaging materials in an upstairs apartment with Merlene Galloway, Emanuel Snowden, and two … Continue reading »

Cannabis Community Rallies for Arrested

MEDFORD, Ore. — Dozens of people rallied in front of city hall to support the people who were arrested on Thursday. The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team served eight search warrants Wednesday morning at SoNorml, Puffin’ Stuff, The Green Compass in both Medford and Gold Hill. They also served search warrants on three other residences. Police … Continue reading »

Arrests Made in Marijuana Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore. — Law enforcement from across the state joined forces with the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team to serve several search warrants in Jackson County. In all 4 people were arrested and 8 search warrants were served. Earlier Thursday, four people left the doors of Southern Oregon “NORML” in handcuffs as the … Continue reading »

Stolen Handgun Recovered

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Medford Police say MADGE has arrested two felons for the theft and sale of a stolen handgun. MADGE investigators followed up on a tip they received that Kenneth Vinzant Junior and Crystal Hoyt were involved in the theft and sale of a stolen handgun. Investigators contacted the victims of the theft … Continue reading »

Activities Aim to Keep Youth from Gangs

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — “Soccer Under The Lights” is only in its second month in Eagle Point and captain Jose Lopez says the bonds formed with the players help some stay on the right path and not get involved with any Rogue Valley gangs. “In gangs you just start, like, skipping school and not even … Continue reading »

Authorities See Increase In Drug Traffic

MEDFORD, Ore. — Authorities say drug trafficking in Jackson County is on the rise. Homeland Security and Medford Drug and Gang Enforcement, or MADGE, are closing the books on a major bust last week in which two drug carriers were found with a combined twelve pounds of meth and four-and-a-half pounds of heroin. They say … Continue reading »

Kratom Use On The Rise In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The use of an over the counter substance is on the rise in Medford, despite it being around for hundreds of years. Kratom can be found at local smoke shops in a variety of forms ranging from pills to energy shots. “It does give a pain killer, a little bit of an energy … Continue reading »

Drug Use Shifting In Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team arrested a woman in Talent on Wednesday and found methamphetamine and supplies used to sell the drug. Police say the methamphetamine was not made in the Rogue Valley and was likely imported from Mexico. Police say while use of meth has plateaued over the … Continue reading »

Drugs and Guns Seized Near Grants Pass

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An investigation across two counties into money laundering leads to a major drug bust. During that raid, drug teams in Jackson and Josephine counties seized more than 150 pounds of marijuana and almost two dozen guns. They said the case shows how much money drug dealers are making by selling … Continue reading »

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