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Two Ashlanders held for selling heroin near high school

Detectives from the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement Team arrested two suspected heroin dealers near Ashland High School Thursday.

Sydney Rebekah Green, 21, and Keenan Matthew Elai McGrew, 27, were both arrested at a home the 900 block of Blaine Street, Ashland. They were lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of possession of heroin and manufacture and delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Both remained in jail today on $45,000 bail each.

Medford police Lt. Tim Doney, who heads the regional drug-enforcement team, said investigators heard complaints about heroin dealing in the neighborhood behind the school. MADGE detectives and Ashland police searched the Blaine Street home on Sept. 10 and seized heroin, scales, packaging materials, drug paraphernalia and cash suspected of being drug proceeds, he said in a news release today. No arrests were made then, but the investigation continued.

At about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, police returned to the home and arrested McGrew and Green.

— Anita Burke