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RADE Investigation Leads to Arrest for Indoor Marijuana Grow Operation
12/18/2008
 
Sergeant Jim Johnson
Oregon State Police
Drug Enforcement Section
Office: (541) 955-6379

 
(The following release is from the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team)
 
 
A Grants Pass-area man was arrested Wednesday by detectives from the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team (RADE) on marijuana-related charges after a search warrant led to the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing operation.
 
On December 17, 2008 detectives from RADE, Oregon State Police troopers, and an agent from Drug Enforcement Administration served a search warrant at 5456 Foothills in Grants Pass related to an indoor marijuana growing operation investigation. Detectives found in an unattached garage adjacent to a residence approximately 2 lbs. of processed marijuana, 57 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, a firearm, and other evidence related to the manufacture and distribution of marijuana.
 
The residence's owner, NATHANIEL CASARETTO, age 33, was arrested for Unlawful Manufacture, Distribution, and Possession of Marijuana.
 
A second person who had just purchased marijuana at the residence when officers arrived was cited for Unlawful Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana.
 
RADE is an interagency team comprised of detectives from Oregon State Police and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety.