Pounds of cocaine and pot extract seized in Ashland
Two people face felony drug charges after a raid in Ashland allegedly yielded dealer quantities of cocaine, a cache of firearms, narcotics and more than three-quarters of a million dollars.
David Eugene McCabe, 74, and Carie Lynn Garrison, 47, face cocaine and money laundering charges in Jackson County Circuit Court in the wake of a Tuesday afternoon raid in the 100 block of North Wightman Street. That yielded pounds of cocaine and dozens of pounds of marijuana extract, according to court documents and a release issued by the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force.
According to a release issued Thursday by Medford police, a member of the multi-agency narcotics force,police seized more than 4-1/2 pounds of cocaine from McCabe’s home and car, 32 pounds of the concentrated marijuana extract known as butane honey oil, 18 pounds of marijuana, a gram of heroin and $775,629 cash from the home in the south Ashland neighborhood.
MADGE began the raid began just after 4 p.m. with a traffic stop on McCabe’s blue Toyota Camry sedan close to his home, according to court documents. Police allegedly found more than six ounces of cocaine in the center console of McCabe’s car.
Inside McCabe’s home, MADGE allegedly seized eight ounces of cocaine found inside his kitchen microwave, two pounds of cocaine found in a pair of safes in his garage, 10 pounds of butane honey oil, more than 20 pounds of marijuana and more than $500,000 cash.
Inside McCabe’s bedroom, MADGE said they seized a small baggie of MDMA and two handguns, which McCabe was prohibited from owning as a convicted felon.
During the raid, Garrison allegedly admitted to detectives about “middling” cocaine deals between McCabe and her contacts, according to court documents.
Detectives said Garrison gave McCabe a ride to a cocaine deal related to the MADGE investigation, and court records show she lives with McCabe.
From Garrison’s bedroom, police said they seized more than two grams of cocaine and about two grams of black tar heroin, along with digital scales.
At McCabe’s initial court appearance Wednesday, Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Greif set bail at $500,000 on felony charges of manufacturing, delivering and possessing cocaine, possessing MDMA, unlawfully delivering and possessing marijuana and marijuana items, laundering money and felon in possession of a firearm.
At Garrison’s initial court appearance, Greif set her bail at $500,000 on felony charges of manufacturing, delivering and possessing cocaine, delivering and possessing heroin and laundering money.
McCabe and Garrison remained in the Jackson County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.