JMET had a good 2023

The Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team reported that from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2023, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office conducted 53 search warrants on alleged illegal marijuana cultivation operations within Josephine County. Many of these operations have been conducted in partnership with other law enforcement agencies. The operations have also been assisted by Josephine County Code Enforcement, Oregon State Health Administration, the Josephine County Watermaster and Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
During the year 2023, JoCo seized 129,648 plants, 13,865 pounds of precessed flower, 49 firearms and $93,814 in cash.
Due to the ongoing nature of the investigations, names of suspects, locations, dates and times of the operations are not being released. As our citizens have seen this past year, the black-market marijuana market is still an issue for our community. The sheriff’s office reports being committed to combating the illegal grows within Josephine County.
You can submit a tip by calling the JMET tip line at 541-474-5252 or go to www.josephinecounty.gov/government/sheriff/josephine_marijuana_enforcement_team.php.