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RADE Team Investigation Leads to Arrest of Wolf Creek Man and Seizure of Over 15 lbs of Marijuana
03/22/2012
Sergeant Jim Johnson
Drug Enforcement Section / RADE
(541) 955-6379

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An investigation by the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team led to the arrest Wednesday of a Wolf Creek-area man who is the owner of the Grants Pass business "Get Your Hemp On/Southern Oregon Cannabis Club". Detectives seized over 15 pounds of marijuana, over 300 small marijuana plants and other evidence. The arrest came following an investigation that continued after his arrest last year on multiple felony marijuana charges.
 
On March 21, 2012 at approximately 9:00 a.m. RADE team detectives, assisted by Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Major Crimes detectives and Oregon State Police troopers, served two search warrants; one warrant at the residence of RICHARD LARRY LACEY, age 62, located in the 300 block of Frontage Road in Wolf Creek, and the other at the "Get Your Hemp On" business located in the 1400 block of NE 6th Street in Grants Pass.
 
At the Wolf Creek residence, detectives seized approximately 14 pounds of marijuana, 216 small marijuana plants, a firearm and other evidence.
 
At the Grants Pass business, detectives seized over one pound of marijuana, approximately one pound of marijuana-laced candy, 90 small marijuana plants, and other evidence.
 
Total estimated value of the seized processed marijuana is $37,500.
 
LACEY was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on two counts each of Unlawful Manufacture, Distribution and Possession of Marijuana. The 2011 charges are still pending a trial in Josephine County Circuit Court.
 
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.