Police on Thursday seized more than 21 ounces of methamphetamine, some marijuana, painkillers and ammunition for a pistol during a home visit to a man who allegedly violated his parole, according to a news release.
The visit was at a home in the 100 block of Clover Lane in Medford, where David Farmer, 37, lives. Probation officers and a deputy from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department went inside to talk to Farmer, a sheriff's department release said. A second man inside the house, 47-year-old Joel Dixon, tried to hide from officials and dropped a backpack, it said. The backpack was unzipped, and deputies spied a plastic container with several plastic baggies of a white crystalline substance inside, the release said. A large bag of dried marijuana — about 260 grams — was next to it, it said.
After testing the substance, police concluded the white substance was methamphetamine, the sheriff's release said. Police also found a bag of 19 Oxycodone pills inside the backpack, it said.
Police searched Dixon and found a clip for a loaded magazine for a Colt .380 pistol, according to the release. No gun was found.
Farmer and Dixon were both arrested on alleged parole violations. Dixon was also arrested on charges of manufacture, delivery and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Farmer is held in the Jackson County Jail without bail. Dixon is held in the jail on $1.06 million bail.
— Ryan Pfeil