Benbow Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Seattle man was arraigned Thursday afternoon in a Jackson County Courtroom after his child ate methamphetamine. Elijah Benbow appeared in court to be officially charged with possession of drugs, driving under the influence of intoxicants and child endangerment charges. Benbow was first arrested on April 22. Officers pulled him over on … Continue reading »

Charges Never Filed on Man with Meth

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Several charges were never filed against a man who was arrested for having meth in his car, which police say his 6-year-old daughter then ingested. 28-year-old Elijah Benbow was pulled over on Interstate 5 on Monday. Jackson County Sheriff Deputies discovered several bags of meth in his car. After talking … Continue reading »

Man Suspected of Giving Daughter Meth

NEAR ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A 6-year-old girl is rushed to the hospital after she swallows methamphetamine. Deputies say her father is the one responsible. Deputies told the Washington man his daughter’s life was in danger and he finally admitted to it. On Monday, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recieved reports of a man acting … 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 »

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 »