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Alleged drug-dealing suspect jailed; two others arrested

A man suspected being "heavily involved" in drug sales in Jackson County was arrested Saturday, and two other suspects were arrested Monday in raids connected to his case.

Henry Arthur Carr Jr., 34, of the 900 block of Broad Street, Medford, was arrested Saturday by Oregon State Police on a federal probation warrant stemming from drug-related charges in Nevada, according to a Jackson County Sheriff's Department news release and federal court records.

Sheldon Ladone Wesley, 18, of Medford, was arrested Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and third-degree assault. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail with bail set at $30,000, jail records show.

Anthony Alan Henshaw, 35, of the Medford, who is a documented Sureño gang member, was also arrested Monday on a charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon, the release said. Henshaw was also lodged in jail but later was released after posting bail.

Police had been actively investigating Carr before he was arrested, sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said.

Carr, who was convicted of fourth-degree assault in Jackson County Circuit Court in 2013, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail without bail on the federal warrant, Carlson said.

Local charges related to his suspected drug dealing have not been filed, she said.

After investigating Carr, police determined he was "heavily involved with dealing drugs in the Jackson County area," and obtained three search warrants for his home and two others he was suspected of frequenting, the release said.

Sheriff's deputies, Medford Police Department, OSP and Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team served the three warrants Tuesday morning at Carr's home and homes in the 900 block of Royal Court Avenue and 3000 block of Cheltenham Avenue, the release said.

Police seized a 9 mm handgun, an undisclosed amount of oxycontin pills and cash, along with scales and distribution supplies. A vehicle was also seized and police planned to search it after obtaining a warrant, the release said.