A marijuana grower allegedly told investigators he illegally sold up to $100,000 worth of marijuana at a time.
Court documents reveal new details about an Oct. 24 raid at the former Willamette Egg Farm site north of Eagle Point and a second location on Reanna Way in Medford.
Clifton Dwight Crump, 51, of the 200 block of Reanna Way, faces charges of unlawful possession, manufacture and delivery of marijuana at a commercial scale, importing or exporting more than a personally allowable amount of marijuana, and criminal conspiracy to unlawfully import or export marijuana at a commercial scale. He also faces a delivery of methamphetamine charge. He pleaded not guilty to the charges last week.
Crump was allegedly operating as an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program grower, but was far over the legal limit of plants, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team. MADGE is made up of multiple law enforcement agencies.
"Crump admitted he sold marijuana to people who came to his farm, and only one time did he sell marijuana legally through a dispensary," the affidavit said. "Crump said on multiple occasions he sold between $50,000 and $100,000 in marijuana in one transaction."
Crump allegedly told investigators he had sold approximately $200,000 to $250,000 worth of marijuana since the spring of 2016, the affidavit said.
MADGE seized and destroyed 239 plants from the raid — which netted three tons of processed and unprocessed marijuana, 1,000 grams of butane honey oil, 14 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, more than a pound of methamphetamine and $7,600 in cash, police said at the time.
MADGE obtained search warrants for the properties after an undercover operation in which Crump allegedly directed his girlfriend to ship a pound of marijuana to the East Coast via FedEx, the affidavit said.
An undercover investigator shipped a $1,500 payment back via FedEx. The FedEx envelope was recovered at Crump's residence, the affidavit said.
Crump was released from the Jackson County Jail after a relative posted a $10,000 security deposit on Crump's $100,000 bail, according to a security release agreement.
Crump has a pre-trial conference scheduled for Dec. 11 in Jackson County Circuit Court, court records show.
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