K9 leads officers to arrest woman in Hugo, seize meth and heroin

A Josephine County woman is now in jail after officers say they found nearly a pound of meth, a quarter pound of heroin, more than $1,000 in cash and equipment for distribution.

Posted: Mar. 27, 2019 9:53 AM

HUGO, Ore. — An enterprising K9 led officers from the multi-agency Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team (RADE) to arrest a Josephine County woman and recover large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin.

According to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS), detectives had been investigating 33-year-old Molly Meador for months, suspecting that she was responsible for drug distribution in Josephine County. On Thursday, March 21, officers stopped her outside of Sam's Market on Monument Drive near Hugo.

Officer Gasperson with GPDPS and his K9 "Match" arrived on the scene, and Match soon "alerted to the presence of narcotics" in Meador's vehicle.

During the search, officers found nearly a pound of methamphetamine, one quarter pound of heroin, packaging material, scales and $1,306 cash, according to GPDPS.

RADE is comprised of officers and detectives from Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County Community Corrections, and the Josephine County District Attorney's Office. Their mission is to "enforce laws and protect citizens from illegal drug activity and related criminal acts in Josephine County."

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