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Drug Investigations Lead to Arrests in Josephine County
07/07/2010
Sergeant Jim Johnson
OSP Drug Enforcement Section / RADE
(541) 955-6379

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Two recent investigations involving the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team culminated in the arrest of seven people at two different locations in Josephine County. The investigations were unrelated and led to the RADE team serving the drug-related search warrants on July 1st at two separate locations in Grants Pass and Cave Junction.
 
The first search warrant was served during the early morning hours on July 1, 2010 at a single level residence located at 937 NE Savage Street in Grants Pass. RADE detectives assisted by the Grants Pass SWAT team, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Major Crime Team detectives, and Josephine County Community Corrections Department secured the residence and subsequently arrested five people. Investigators seized methamphetamine, knives, and other evidence related to the investigation. The five people arrested, four of which were lodged at the Josephine County Jail, are identified as:
 
ANTHONY W. COCA, age 58
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* Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a School
* Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon (switchblade knife)
 
JEFFREY A. DARLING, age 34
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* Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Deliver of Methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a School
 
JASMINE A. BRYAN (aka: TIFFIN), age 38
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* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Josephine County Warrant – Probation Violation
 
CAMERON L. BEST, age 19
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* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
 
ALLEN DIXON, age 35 (cited and released)
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine
* Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana
 
The second search warrant was served later at night on July 1, 2010 at 7617 Rocky Dale Road southeast of Cave Junction. This investigation was associated with a recent OSP traffic stop in southern Oregon during which a trooper seized 5 lbs. of marijuana.
 
As RADE team detectives served the search warrant, a man identified as JONATHAN F. NEMOEDE, age 27, ran from the residence. With the help of a Josephine County Sheriff's Office canine unit, NEMOEDE was found about 100 yards from the residence in a dense brush area. He was arrested without further incident. A second male identified as CHANDA HAS, age 30, was also taken into custody.
 
RADE detectives seized 38 mature marijuana plants, approximately one pound of processed marijuana, three firearms, and other associated evidence. Two grow sites were found on the property, one inside a barn and the other outdoors. The men were lodged in Josephine County Jail on the following charges:
 
NEMOEDE
* Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of Marijuana
 
HAS
* Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana
* Frequenting a Place Where Drugs are Kept / Sold
* Fugitive from Justice (King County, Washington warrant charging Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felon in Possession of a Weapon)
 
The RADE team was assisted at the second location by OSP Grants Pass troopers, OSP Drug Enforcement Section, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Major Crime Team detectives, and Josephine County Community Corrections Department.
 
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 Department.