Four arrested at suspected drug house on North Columbus Avenue
A month-long drug trafficking investigation came to a head this morning when police raided a suspected drug house in the 200 block of North Columbus Avenue in Medford.
Four people were eventually arrested after police detained 11 people who were inside the home, a police news release said.
About a quarter ounce of methamphetamine was seized along with scales, packaging materials and about $600 cash, the release said.
When Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement officers knocked on the door with a warrant, suspects started running from the home, only to be detained by waiting police, the release said.
Matthew Charles Odell, 32, was arrested on charges of delivery, possession and manufacture of methamphetamine, and he is lodged in the Jackson County jail on $50,000 bail jail records show.
Jamie Erica Orr, 24, was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine and was lodged in jail, the release said. Jail records show she posted bail and has been released.
Jose De Jesus Lomeli, 30, was arrested on a charges of delivery and possession of methamphetamine, and he is lodged in jail without bail, jail records show.
Kristopher Ian Simpson, 39, was arrested on a probation violation for first-degree burglary and is lodged in jail without bail, jail records show.
Police are still sifting through evidence and the case remains under investigation, the release said.
— Sam Wheeler