News Release from Medford Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 21st, 2020 8:58 AM
Over the last several months, MADGE has been investigating possible drug trafficking involving two residents of San Diego, California, who were suspected of bringing methamphetamine into Southern Oregon.
On February 6th, 2020, MADGE investigators determined they were once again driving to our area. MADGE spotted them on I-5 and stopped their 2020 Toyota Sienna rental van near milepost 13. Investigators obtained a search warrant and discovered 5.6 pounds of methamphetamine inside the vehicle.
Both the driver and passenger were arrested for Unlawful Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine. Both remain in custody on a $500,000 bail.
- Velasco, Martin Jesus, 37
- Martines, Jhony Afredo, 25
MADGE would like to thank the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) and Oregon State Police for their assistance in this long term investigation.
So far this year, MADGE has seized just over 68 pounds of methamphetamine. MADGE siezed 68 pounds of methamphetamine for the entire year of 2019.