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1400 block of Rogue River Highway - 11/22/23

Please avoid the area of the 1400 block of Rogue River Highway due to a police investigation. The roadway in both directions will be closed. 

*** The roadway is open but the investigation continues and we still ask that citizens avoid the area if possible.

18-Month Investigation Leads to Arrests, Seizures, and Dismantling of Drug Trafficking Organization in Grants Pass Area (Photo) - 11/15/23

Grants Pass, Ore. – Yesterday, November 14th, the Grants Pass Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Oregon State Police, and multiple local narcotics investigative teams served nine search warrants in Southern Oregon to shut down a major drug trafficking organization. During the service of the search warrants, there were 24 individuals arrested, 37 firearms were seized, and large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine were recovered. 


This was the culmination of an 18-month investigation that tracked the movement of fentanyl and methamphetamine from Mexico to Grants Pass. During the 18 months before Tuesday’s warrant services, the investigation had already seized 40 pounds of methamphetamine, more than 9 pounds of fentanyl, 3 pounds of cocaine, and one-half pound of heroin. Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be deadly. The fentanyl seized in this case had the potential to yield more than 144,000 deadly doses. 


All but one of the nine search warrants were served in the Grants Pass/ Josephine County area. Individuals arrested during the operation were lodged at the Josephine County Jail and will be prosecuted by the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.


The Grants Pass Police Department would like to thank all our law enforcement partners who assisted with the takedown of a dangerous drug trafficking organization, including the DEA, Oregon State Police, Central Point Police Department, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE), Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE), Douglas County Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT), Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (BINET), the Interagency Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET), the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, and the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office. Though these arrests and seizures are a significant accomplishment, the investigative work of these detectives continues as they seek to identify the entire supply chain that is delivering deadly narcotics to Southern Oregon.


Further inquiries on this case should be forwarded to the Josephine County District Attorney.


Joint Press Conference - November 15, 2023 - 11/14/23

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Grants Pass Police Department, and Oregon State Police will be holding a joint press conference on Wednesday, November 15, at 11:00 a.m., at the Grants Pass Police Department- 726 NE Seventh St, Grants Pass, Oregon. 


Media partners are invited to attend this event, which will be releasing information regarding the culmination of an 18-month investigation involving the takedown of a local drug trafficking organization.