Kerby motel gets raided for illegal marijuana

On July 6, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a location in Kerby, Oregon regarding an illegal marijuana grow site. The search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Bureau of Land Management, Homeland Security Investigations and Josephine County Public Health & Building Safety.
During the execution of the warrant, more than 5,990 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed.
The property also had multiple electrical, water, and solid waste code violations. These violations could result in the criminal forfeiture of the property.
The primary suspect was not at the location during the search. They will be charged with unlawful manufacturing of marijuana and unlawful appropriation of water if located.
At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.