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  • County drug ring arrests continue

  • Two more arrests were made this week as part of an ongoing investigation into a Jackson County drug ring.
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  • Two more arrests were made this week as part of an ongoing investigation into a Jackson County drug ring.
    Sara Cathleen Garman, 24, of Medford, was in the Jackson County Jail Friday on nine counts of criminal conspiracy to deliver heroin, two counts of criminal conspiracy to deliver cocaine, and two counts of racketeering.
    Kristina Louise Freniere, 30, also of Medford, was lodged in the jail on charges of criminal conspiracy to deliver heroin, cocaine and hydrocodone — one charge for each drug — and two charges of racketeering.
    Both women were booked into the jail Wednesday and had bail set at $1 million each.
    Freniere lived in the 3000 block of Cheltenham Road, one of three addresses raided by numerous police agencies May 27 as part of an extensive drug investigation.
    Three days before the raids, police arrested 34-year-old Henry Arthur Carr, Jr. on a federal parole warrant stemming from drug charges in Nevada. Police said he was heavily involved in dealing drugs around Jackson County.
    Carr was indicted June 12 on charges of delivering oxycodone, racketeering, promoting prostitution, and conspiracy to commit a class B felony, court records show.
    After his arrest, authorities issued warrants for his house, in the 900 block of Broad Street, and at two properties he was known to frequent — Freniere's Cheltenham address and a house in the 900 block of Royal Court.
    Medford police, Oregon State Police and Rogue Area Drug Enforcement served warrants at the properties during a May 27 raid.
    Police seized a Ruger pistol, oxycontin, cash, scales and distribution supplies. They also arrested Sheldon Ladone Wesley, 18, and Anthony Alan Henshaw, 35, both of Medford. Neither was listed in the jail log Friday. Police interviewed Freniere during the initial raid but did not arrest her then.
    "As the investigation continued and they ended up getting more information, (police) determined she needed to be in the jail," said sheriff's department spokeswoman Andrea Carlson.
    Police picked up Garman on a warrant, Carlson added. The investigation is ongoing.
    Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.
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