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K9 leads detectives to arrest for heroin, cocaine and prescription meds

Officers with RADE arrested a 30-year-old man, taking him into custody for possession and distribution of drugs.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 4:01 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 4:06 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A stakeout at a suspected drug house and the use of a K9 led officers with Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) to arrest a man for drug possession and intent to distribute, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

The RADE detectives were outside of a "known drug residence" in northeast Grants Pass on Wednesday evening around 6 p.m. when a man pulled away from the house in his car.

Performing a traffic stop, Officer Gasperson and his K9 partner Match approached the vehicle — with Match soon giving a "positive" alert.

During a resulting search of the vehicle, GPDPS said that the detectives found more than a half-ounce of heroin, cocaine, prescription Xanax, digital scales, packaging material and more than $4,000 in cash.

The officers took the driver, 30-year-old Anthony C. Morrison, into custody — lodging him on heroin possession and distribution charges.

"More charges are expected to be filed by the Josephine County DA's Office," GPDPS said.

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