Police Bust Suspected Meth Dealer Near Two Schools

A second suspect arrived during the bust and was taken in for an outstanding warrant, according to police.

Posted: May 1, 2018 10:39 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Detectives from Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) arrested a suspected drug dealer on Monday at a residence within 1,000 feet of both Brighton Academy and Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass, according to a RADE statement.

RADE agents were executing a search warrant on the residence of 42-year-old Brandon Woodward in the 200-block of NE Outlook Avenue when a second person—later identified as 34-year-old Tara Collins—pulled up to the house.

Collins, it turns out, had an outstanding felony warrant for Failure to Comply on a meth possession charge and was taken into custody. She said that she was there to collect money from Woodward that he owed to her.

Searching the residence, detectives found scales, packaging material, cash, psilocybin mushrooms and upwards of 100 grams of crystal methamphetamine—plus hydrocodone (a semi-synthetic opiate) alongside evidence of manufacturing and delivery of the drug, according to RADE.

Woodward was arrested at the scene and has been chaged with the Manufacturing and Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, as well as Possession of Methamphetamine.

The investigation is still ongoing, and detectives are asking that anyone with information call 541-955-6379.

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