Medford police last week arrested a pair of Medford sisters for packaging and selling methamphetamine inside a house across the street from Wilson Elementary School, authorities said.
Following a monthlong investigation, police on April 3 raided the house at 1524 Corona Ave., and arrested Kayci Nichole Miller, 30, and Haley Rianne Miller, 31, of the 300 block of Chestnut Street, according to a Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement news release.
Police recovered a half-pound of methamphetamine, a pound of marijuana, packaging materials and scales from the residence, the release said.
Medford police Sgt. Ben Lytle wouldn't disclose how police were alerted to the drug house, but he said police were happy to "interrupt their business."
Kayci Miller was charged with possession, manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine, delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana, delivery and manufacture of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and three counts of first-degree child neglect, Jackson County Circuit Court records show.
Haley Miller was charged with possession, manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine, and delivery and manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, records show.
Lytle said drug investigations involving residences in close proximity to schools take priority for MADGE because of the potential for violence associated with drug deals, higher chance of intoxicated drivers and the frequent visits drug users typically make to a property.
Both suspects were lodged in the Jackson County Jail following their arrests but were released on their own recognizance the following day after being arraigned in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Three children of Kayci Miller, who were living at the residence, were taken into the custody of the Department of Human Services, Mak said.