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Eagle Point raid yields 18 guns, 1.5 pounds of heroin

A man faces felony drug and weapons charges following a raid on an Eagle Point home.

Local narcotics officers say they found 200 pounds of pot, dealer quantities of heroin and methamphetamine and illicit weapons that included a gun silencer and a grenade launcher Friday at Anthony Ross Minneci’s home.

Minneci, 32, is in the Jackson County Jail facing a string of felony charges that include manufacturing, delivering and possessing heroin, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of prohibited firearms or silencers and unlawfully manufacturing, delivering and possessing marijuana, according to documents filed Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

The multi-agency Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force and Jackson County Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team allegedly found “large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana” in “plain view” at a house in the 100 block of Eagle View Drive, according to documents filed by MADGE in Minneci’s case.

Inside the home, investigations found 200 pounds of marijuana, 1.52 pounds of heroin, nearly a pound of methamphetamine, 15.2 ounces of prescription Xanax pills and half an ounce of cocaine, along with “digital scales, packaging, large amounts of U.S. currency and several firearms.”

Authorities found $15,971 in cash along with 18 firearms, a silencer and a grenade launcher, according to court documents filed in Minneci’s case.

Minneci allegedly made admissions to police about trading methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine for marijuana, according to an affidavit filed by MADGE in Minneci’s case, and then selling the marijuana for $1,200 to $1,500 per pound.

On Monday, Minneci made his initial court appearance, and Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Mejia set Minneci’s bail at $500,000 and ordered intensive conditions such as regular check-ins should he be released. He also ordered Minneci not to consume alcohol or intoxicants.

His next court appearance in the case is currently scheduled for Nov. 23.

Court records show that Minneci has felony convictions dating back to 2008, when he was convicted of third-degree assault for an impaired driving crash near the Rogue Valley Country Club in the summer of 2007 that left another motorist with a broken hand and collarbone, according to Jackson County Circuit Court records.

In 2016, he was sentenced to prison for delivering heroin, delivering methamphetamine and delivering cocaine, court records show, and Minneci has pending drug charges in prior cases stemming from arrests in January and December 2019.

Menneci is scheduled to stand trial Feb. 17 on charges of delivering and possessing methamphetamine, delivering and possessing heroin and felon in possession of a firearm surrounding a Jan. 5, 2019, arrest near the Motel 6 in Medford. He’s scheduled to stand trial on charges of manufacturing, delivering and possessing heroin surrounding a Dec. 4, 2019, MADGE arrest near the south Medford Walmart.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.

Anthony Ross Minneci, 32, faces felony drug, weapons and marijuana charges following a Friday raid in Eagle Point in which MADGE and IMET detectives allegedly seized 200 pounds of illicit firearms, 18 firearms including one with a silencer and a grenade launcher. Jackson County Jail booking photo.