JMET takes down budding operation

On Aug. 22, 2023, the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team executed search warrants in the 5000 block of West Side Road, Cave Junction, and in the 100 block of Cobalt Drive, O’Brien, regarding illegal marijuana grow sites. The search warrants were executed with the assistance of the Oregon State Police and Josephine County Public Health and Building Safety.
During the execution of the warrants, more than 2,200 marijuana plants and approximately 400 pounds of processed marijuana was 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.
Ivaylo T. Gavanozov was arrested on West Side Road and detained in the Josephine County Jail for unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful manufacturing of marijuana and unlawful appropriation of water. No individuals were located at the Cobalt Drive property. However, when the responsible party is located, they will be charged with the listed charges.
At the time of this press release the investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.