On Aug. 30, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) executed four search warrants between the 5300 block and the 5700 block of Rockydale Road in Josephine County regarding illegal marijuana grow sites. The search warrants were executed with the assistance of Josephine County Code Enforcement, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE), Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
During the execution of the warrants approximately 2,700 growing marijuana plants were seized and destroyed. In addition to the growing marijuana plants, approximately 90,000 pounds of processed marijuana was located in multiple outbuildings. Two firearms and $3,500 were also seized.
The properties also had multiple electrical, water and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the civil forfeiture of the property.
Four individuals were detained for officer safety and later released. Ayala Cristobel was taken into custody and detained at the Josephine County Jail for unlawful manufacturing of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.
INCIDENT DATE: August 29, 2022
REPORTING DEPUTY: Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET)
CHARGES: 1- Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana
2- Unlawful Appropriation of Water
On August 29, 2022, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) with the assistance of Josephine County Code Enforcement, executed a search warrant in the 17,000 block of Redwood Highway in Josephine County regarding an illegal marijuana grow site.
During the execution of the warrant approximately 100 growing marijuana plants were seized and destroyed.
The property also had multiple electrical, water and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the civil forfeiture of the property.
The primary suspect was not located during the execution of the warrant. The charges listed above are the charges the primary suspect will be facing based on the evidence located.
At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.