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Nearly 100 lbs. of Marijuana Seized, One Arrested in Eagle Point
Sergeant Jim Johnson
Drug Enforcement Section
(541) 955-6379

A multi-agency investigation led to the execution of a search warrant in rural Jackson County late Wednesday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of one person and the seizure of a large amount of marijuana.
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section Sergeant Jim Johnson, on February 9, 2011, at approximately 2:30 p.m. members from Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement (MADGE) team, Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section (DES), Oregon State Police Patrol Division, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office participated with the service of a search warrant at 113 Riley Road in Eagle Point.
JOHN LEE HULL JR, age 45, from Eagle Point, was arrested at his residence after detectives seized approximately 98.6 pounds of marijuana. Approximately 44 pounds of packaged marijuana was located in a safe in a bedroom, while other amounts were located in jars and in 5 gallon plastic buckets throughout the house. Additionally, a .22 caliber revolver, three double bladed restricted weapons, electronic scales, packaging material and other items of evidentiary value were also seized. A small amount of marijuana that was hanging in a bedroom drying was also included in the seizure.
"We are very fortunate to live in an area where law enforcement agencies combine resources for a common goal; to protect our community from criminal activity," said Johnson.
Information developed during the investigation revealed the marijuana was intended for distribution outside Oregon. Additional arrests are anticipated in the ongoing investigation involving federal, state and local investigators.
HULL was lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
  • Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana
  • Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon (3 counts)