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Medford man arrested for growing marijuana

A Medford man was arrested and 181 marijuana plants were seized Monday during a raid on an indoor grow operation that was not involved with Oregon's medical marijuana program, authorities said.

Darrick Stewart Roach, 32, was the only one home when Medford Area Drug & Gang Enforcement team executed a narcotics search warrant on the 400 block of Charlotte Ann Road in Medford.

Officers searched a residence and outbuildings, eventually tallying 181 plants in the illegal grow site, according to MADGE. Investigators also found scales during the search, which capped a month-long investigation, MADGE reported.

Roach was taken into custody on charges of unlawful possession, manufacture and distribution of marijuana, police said. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on $30,000 bail.

The investigation was continuing and more arrests were possible, police said.