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Police: Detectives seize half-pound of meth, a dozen guns from local felon

Detectives with Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) arrested an O'Brien man in White City this week.

Posted: Apr 7, 2020 10:26 AM

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Detectives with Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) seized a half-pound of crystal methamphetamine and a dozen guns following the arrest of a felon on Monday, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.

On Monday, RADE received a tip about a man believed to have a "substantial quantity" of meth living in the O'Brien area of Josephine County. Detectives reportedly identified the man as 35-year-old William Thomas Gillespie, a convicted felon currently on post-prison supervision for assault and weapons charges.

Investigators tracked Gillespie to the Best Western Inn in White City. According to GPDPS, detectives found him in possession of a half-pound of meth during his arrest.

A search of Gillespie's home in the 36000-block of Redwood Highway also found 12 guns, other drugs, scales, packaging material, and ammunition.

Gillespie was taken to the Josephine County Jail on ten counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a probation violation detainer.

GPDPS said that the charges for the meth reportedly found at the White City hotel will be referred to the Jackson County District Attorney's office for prosecution there. Additional charges are also expected in Josephine County, the agency said.

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