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Illegal grow site seized 10,000 lbs of marijuana in Josephine County

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JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. -- The Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) served four separate search warrants that accumulated to 10,000 lbs of illegal processed marijuana. 

JMET along with the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) and Josephine County Code Enforcement served the search warrants on August 2, 2022 in the in the 12,000 block of Williams Highway, 1500 block of Three Pines Road, 4000 block of Redwood Avenue and 300 block of South Livingston Way. 

During the search, more than 12,000 growing marijuana plants and over 10,000 lbs of processed marijuana was seized and destroyed. JMET said that multiple firearms and over $400,000 in cash were also seized. 

Three suspects were taken into custody and are currently lodged at the Josephine County Jail.

Jesus Alcazar-Varelas, Christopher James Clark, and Blu Shayne McFadden have all been arrested for unlawful manufacturing, possession and delivery of marijuana.