On April 11, 2019, after a several month long investigation into black market marijuana exportation from Oregon to several Midwestern states, the Oregon State Police-Southwest Region Marijuana team executed a search warrant at a property in the 3900 block of Independence School Rd. Medford, Oregon. Investigators discovered a large scale indoor marijuana growing operation, which was not licensed or legal. Two (2) individuals were detained on site.
The investigation revealed the illegal operation was being managed by Gregory Martin Day(24) of North Carolina.
Investigators removed and destroyed 14,497 marijuana plants weighing 1,907.7 lbs. The approximate street value is estimated at $15,000,000.00 dollars (after the marijuana was fully processed)
Also seized during the search warrant were;
$557,488.00 US Currency, 29-Firearms including two (2) fully-automatic rifles, 6,000 (Butane Honey Oil) BHO cartridges, 141,838.3 gross grams of other BHO product, 1,047 gross grams of psilocybin mushrooms and also some LSD.
Day was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on numerous drug and weapons related charges. The other subject was identified and released.
The Oregon State Police-Southwest Region Marijuana team was assisted by the Oregon State Police-Major Crimes Section, the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team, OLCC, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Fire District 5 and law enforcement members from Illinois and Kansas.