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Cave Junction bust nets 250 pounds of pot, two arrests

Investigators found more than 250 pounds of processed marijuana worth an estimated $500,000, as well as live pot plants, guns and money, at a Cave Junction home this week. They also arrested the couple who lived there.

At about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Rogue Area Drug Enforcement detectives arrested Raymon Sylvester, 43 on Highway 199 in Grants Pass. Sylvester was found to be in possession of three pounds of marijuana at the time of the arrest, a press release from RADE said.

A warrant was issued and a search at Sylvester's property in the 6400 block of Rockydale Road in Cave Junction conducted with the assistance of Grants Pass police, an evidence technician, and an Oregon State Police detective and trooper, the release said.

Investigators found 20 mature marijuana plants, 72 immature marijuana plants, four handguns, five rifles, cash and a money-counting machine, and packaging materials in the home.

During the search Sylvester's girlfriend Christilef Rensfield, 48, was arrested on charges of possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana; interfering with a police officer, and resisting arrest. Sylvester was charged with possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana.

— Mandy Valencia