JMET trims another grow

More than 8,000 plants found at the Westside Road/Redwood Highway location.
(Courtesy photo for the Illinois Valley News)

On July 19, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) executed search warrants in the 3000 block of West Side Road, Cave Junction, and in the 30000 block of Redwood Highway, Cave Junction, regarding illegal marijuana grow sites. The search warrants were executed with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and Josephine County Public Health and Building Safety.
During the execution of the warrants, more than 8,000 marijuana plants and 3,800 pounds of processed marijuana were seized and destroyed.
Both properties also had multiple 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 either search. They will be charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful manufacturing of marijuana, unlawful appropriation of water, criminal mischief 1, and offensive littering once located.
At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.