Date: October 25, 2017
LOCAL MARIJUANA GROW TIED TO ILLEGAL SALES
Recently, MADGE investigators became aware of a local OMMP marijuana grow which was
possibly operating outside the legal guidelines. The location of the grow was 13003 Hwy 62,
which is the old Willamette Egg Farm. During the investigation, detectives confirmed that
marijuana was being shipped out of state in exchange for money. On October 24th, 2017,
MADGE Investigators, assisted by JCSO SWAT and MPD SWAT executed search warrants on
the 80 acre parcel on Hwy 62 (4 tax lots), as well as a residence in the 200 block of Reanna Way,
Investigators detained five people at the two locations, in addition to the main suspect, Clifton
Dwight Crump, 51, who was arrested after meeting undercover officers at a local motel.
Benjamin McFarland, 32, was arrested at the marijuana grow site on Hwy 62 and found to have a
warrant for his arrest, was in possession of methamphetamine, as well as a handgun. McFarland
is a convicted felon.
The marijuana grow was a legal medical marijuana grow site, however, not only was the
premises involved in illegal marijuana sales, but the property was well over the allowed plant
and product limit. At the conclusion of the search warrant on Hwy 62, 239 marijuana plants were
removed and destroyed. Several hundred pounds of processed marijuana was located at both the
Hwy 62 property and the Reanna Way home. It is estimated that the total weight of all the
marijuana seized will be around 3 tons, which includes both processed and unprocessed
In addition to the marijuana, investigators located:
- Over 1000 grams of butane honey oil (BHO),
- Over 14 grams of psilocybin mushrooms
- Over a pound of methamphetamine
- Over $7,600 in cash
- Packaging materials and other evidence to support illegal sales
This investigation is continuing and it is anticipated that additional arrests will occur.
Crump, Clifton Dwight
51 year old.
Address: 200 block of Reanna Way, Medford
· Unlawful Delivery and Possession of Meth x2
· Unlawful Deliver, Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana.
The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team is a multi-jurisdictional drug and
gang task force supported by the Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
Program and the following law enforcement agencies: Medford Police Department,
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Central Point Police Department, Oregon State Police,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, Ashland Police
Department, Jackson County Community Justice, Homeland Security Investigations.
Media Release prepared by: Lt. Mike Budreau (541) 774-2212 Date: May 18, 2016