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Guns, Drugs, Money
Guns, Drugs, Money
Trespass Call Leads to Seizure of Drugs, Guns, and Money--Six Arrested (Photo) - 01/08/19

On Monday January 7th, 2019 at approximately 11:59 a.m., Deputies responded to a report of people trespassing at a vacant home in the 7000 Block of Albus Road SE.

Deputies arrived on scene and saw a male standing in the driveway near a vehicle. While speaking with the male, he reached towards his waistband and was quickly detained. During a pat down of the subject deputies found two loaded firearms and ammunition.

Deputies searched the vehicle and discovered three pounds of methamphetamine and another firearm.  The male was identified as 35-year-old Gerardo Figueroa. Figueroa told deputies that more people were still in the house with drugs and guns. He was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of Delivery of Methamphetamine, Trespass II, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home and took the following individuals into custody without incident:

21-year-old Emily Bensing, Cited and Released for Criminal Trespass I

27-year-old Stephanie Carr, Cited and Released for Criminal Trespass I

51-year-old Jorge Delfin was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, Criminal Trespass II, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

29-year-old Thomas Smiley, Cited and Released for Criminal Trespass I

36-year-old Justin King arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail on an outstanding warrant.


The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our partners with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the Salem Police Department for their assistance during the investigation.

Attached Media Files: Guns, Drugs, Money
Sheriff's Office Operations Interrupted After Device Found on Campus - 01/03/19

Today at 1:45 p.m., operations at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building, located at 3610 Aumsville Highway, were disrupted when an adult female brought in a bag believed to be carrying an explosive device.  The female, who suffers from mental illness wished to show the device to a deputy.

The device was removed from the building and the surrounding area was evacuated.  Our partners with the Oregon State Police responded to the scene and disrupted the device.  The bag was determined to contain wiring and other random objects but no explosives.  Aumsville Highway was closed for approximately 30 minutes during the incident. 

The female who we do not intend to identify was released without criminal charges.  The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our partners with the Oregon State Police and apologize to any residents or visitors who were inconvenienced by the incident.  If you come into contact with an object that you believe to be an explosive please do not touch it, leave the area and notify law enforcement, never transport the device.