443 pounds of marijuana lands Ashland man in jail

An Ashland man was arrested on drug charges after Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators said that they found his medical marijuana growing site had hundreds of pounds of marijuana above the amount allowed under state law.

Police said they seized 137 pounds of usable marijuana and 306 pounds of dried, unprocessed marijuana from a home along the 200 block of East Valley View Road in Ashland on Thursday afternoon.

The resident, Stephen Mark Granach, 59, was arrested on charges of unlawful distribution, manufacture and possession of marijuana. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Jackson County Jail.

MADGE Lt. Brett Johnson said Granach claimed the home was an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program grow site for eight cards. For each card, an OMMP site is allowed 11/2; pounds, meaning the East Valley View Road operation was allowed up to 12 pounds, police said.

Investigators learned about the grow site earlier in the week during a Douglas County traffic stop in which two pounds of marijuana were seized by Oregon State Police. OSP determined the drugs had originated at the Ashland address.

via : Mail Tribune

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