Search Warrant Yields Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana AND Unlawful Appropriation of Water


News Release from Josephine Co. Sheriff’s Office
June 20th, 2023

INCIDENT DATE: June 20, 2023

CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana

2- Unlawful Appropriation of Water


On June 20, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) with the assistance of Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) and Josephine County Public Health & Building Safety, executed a search warrant in the 2000 block of Crow Road, Merlin, regarding an illegal marijuana grow site.

During the execution of the warrant, more than 900 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed.

The property also had multiple water and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the criminal forfeiture of the property.

No suspects were at the location during the time of the search. If the primary suspect is located, they will be charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana and Unlawful Appropriation of Water.

At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.

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