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RADE Investigation Nets 2 Meth-related Arrests in Grants Pass
04/01/2010
Sergeant Jim Johnson
OSP Drug Enforcement Section / RADE
(541) 955-6379

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Two Grants Pass-area residents were arrested early Thursday morning by detectives assigned to the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team on methamphetamine-related charges. While serving the search warrant, detectives discovered an "elaborate" surveillance audio and video system inside the apartment that could have detected movement inside and outside.
 
On April 1, 2010 at approximately 7:00 a.m. RADE detectives, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police detectives, and a Grants Pass patrol officer served a search warrant at an apartment in the 400 block of "D" Street in Grants Pass. Subsequent to the investigation, detectives arrested residents JOHN J. BROWNING, age 45, and MISTY DAWN CORNWELL, age 31, for drug-related charges.
 
Numerous packages of methamphetamine weighing approximately 1 1/2 ounces, about $8,300 cash, and other evidence was seized.
 
BROWNING and CORNWELL were lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Distribution of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.
 
Anyone with information regarding suspicious drug activity or marijuana growing operations is encouraged to call the RADE tip line at (541) 955-6970.
 

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.