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Oregon Authorities Confiscate 3,000 Pounds of Marijuana, Firearms and More

Updated: Feb 21

By: Buz Deliere | January 10, 2023

Photo Credit: Josephine County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, law enforcement in Josephine County conducted a bust that resulted in the seizure and destruction of processed marijuana.

The Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team recently made a bust in the 3000 block of Leland Road, where they uncovered an extensive indoor marijuana grow site and evidence showing links to interstate drug trafficking.

Photo Credit: Josephine County Sheriff's Office

The search warrant was successfully executed by JMET resulting in charges being filed against multiple parties connected with this massive operation.

After a thorough investigation, the Johnson County Multi-Agency Enforcement Team uncovered an impressive illicit marijuana operation. Over 250 plants with more than 3,000 pounds of processed weed were discovered and immediately confiscated and destroyed by law enforcement authorities. Multiple firearms were recovered and $6,000 in money orders were also seized.

Photo Credit: Josephine County Sheriff's Office

A Choy Saephan, a 33-year-old resident of Josephine County is facing four charges after an investigation conducted by the sheriff's office led to alleged involvement in possession, exporting, delivering, and manufacturing marijuana illegally. The individual was taken into custody and booked at the county jail accordingly.

Oregon’s recently passed statute put more discretion in state officials' hands by allowing them to make a determination on whether or not states can safely move forward with cross-border activity without fear of consequences from the federal government.

Authorities are actively investigating the matter but have yet to provide additional information. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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