Arrests made in two heroin cases

Two separate drug investigation in Josephine County led to heroin seizures and arrests this week, the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team reported.

On Wednesday, detectives from the team and the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety searched a home in the 1900 block of SE Portola Drive in Grants Pass, police said in a news release. Investigators found more than a quarter ounce of heroin, a small amount of methamphetamine, a rifle and other evidence, the release reported.

During their search, police arrested five people on a variety of charges, the news release said. Aron Brandon, 18, was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of manufacture, possession and delivery of heroin.

Miranda Todd, 38, was cited and released on charges of keeping or frequenting a place where controlled substances are used. Alli D. Brandon, 20, and Brooke Villa, 19, were cited and released on charges of unlawful possession of heroin. David T. Nelson, 28, was cited and released on charges of delivery and possession of heroin, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On the same day in an unrelated case, the drug-investigation team and OSP troopers arrested two people in a Sunny Valley-area RV park on drug charges. Officers stopped Dalton Bradley, 22, and Heather Eccles, 19, as the drove into the RV park, police said. They found about three-quarters of an ounce of heroin, user amounts of methamphetamine, and other evidence.

Bradley, who had been arrested by the team earlier this year, but failed to appear in court on the charges, was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant and new charges of manufacture, delivery and possession of heroin and possession of meth, police said. He was lodged in jail. Eccles was cited to appear on charges of possession and delivery of heroin and possession of meth.

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