Sheriff Meets with DHS About Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Last month the Klamath County Sheriff’s office made a handful of unrelated arrests in which each of the suspects had things in common, including large amounts of drugs and Oregon Trail Cards. It was those arrests that prompted a meeting Monday morning with the Department of Human Services. “56 convictions, toting … Continue reading »

“Speedballing” on the Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police arrested three people Saturday night on charges related to possession of meth. Drug abuse is nothing new to southern Oregon, but what is new is an increase in meth being combined with heroin. The combination of meth and heroin at the same time is called speedballing, and while not a new abuse … Continue reading »

Transient Presence in Downtown Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Many gather in the Ashland Plaza at all times of the day. Some transients say they try to be respectful of the people who work downtown and those passing-by on their way to different destinations in the city. It’s at night though, when the commotion in the plaza starts getting loud. One … Continue reading »

Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. — An emerging trend in STD’s in Southern Oregon has state health experts both concerned, and baffled. The Oregon Health Authority documented a sudden increase in the number of people testing positive for Gonorrhea. Jackson County experienced a 387% jump. 31 cases in 2012 turned into 151 cases last year. Josephine County increased … Continue reading »

Roseburg Toddler Found with Meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. –  Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies say a Roseburg mom and dad are facing charges after their 2 year old daughter was taken to the emergency room and found to have Methamphetamine in her system. Deputies were told that the victim’s parents, Michelle Burke and James Pohl, brought the child to the ER because she … 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 »

Meth Distributor Arrested in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass man was arrested this past Sunday by the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) after detectives found roughly one pound of methamphetamine in his backpack. Sergeant Jim Johnson of the Oregon State Police said RADE detectives received information about an individual possibly transporting illegal drugs into Josephine County. This … Continue reading »

Drugs Seized So Far Surpasses 2011 Total

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Agency (MADGE) is calling the amount of illegal drug circulating through Medford “staggering”. The amount of marijuana seized so far this year has already surpassed seizures from all of last year combined. The same goes for illegal money recovered. From January to July of this … Continue reading »