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Meth Investigation Leads to 4 Arrests by Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team
Sergeant Jim Johnson
Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Team / RADE
(541) 955-6379

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Four people are facing charges in Josephine County following their arrests last week by the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team after detectives seized over 2 ounces of methamphetamine and a pound of marijuana.
On January 19, 2012 a traffic stop by Grants Pass Department of Public Safety at M Street and 5th Street led to the arrest of ERIC WILLIAM KELLY JR, age 25, for Probation Violation. Subsequent to that stop and arrest, RADE detectives obtained and served a search warrant on the vehicle and found approximately one ounce of methamphetamine and other evidence. In addition to the probation violation charge, ERIC KELLY was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.
Information and evidence related to the first arrest led RADE detectives to ERIC KELLY’s girlfriend, CRISTI PUCKETT, age 38, and her arrest for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Child Neglect in the First Degree.
After getting another search warrant, on January 20th the RADE detectives served it at a residence in the 1100 block of Redwood Avenue shared by ERIC KELLY, PUCKETT, and his father RONALD E. KELLY, age 51. Detectives found approximately 1 ½ ounces of methamphetamine, one pound of marijuana, and other additional items of evidence.
RONALD KELLY was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine and a Restraining Order Violation. RONALD KELLY’s sister, SHARI ANDERSON, age 49, was cited to appear in court for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.
The interagency narcotics RADE team is comprised of personnel from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Josephine County District Attorney's Office, and the Josephine County Community Corrections.