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Two arrested in JoCo pot raid

Two people were arrested Thursday at marijuana grow operations in the 6000 block of Caves Highway and 5000 block of Holland Loop Road, outside of Cave Junction.

Barry Greenwalt, 50, was being held in the Josephine County Jail for unlawful manufacture of a marijuana item.

Mitchell Seguin, 33, was being held in the Josephine County Jail on two counts of unlawful manufacture of a marijuana item, two counts of unlawful possession of a marijuana item, two counts of unlawful delivery of marijuana and unlawful possession of a marijuana extract.

During a search Thursday, police said they found 7,600 illegal marijuana and hemp plants, which were seized and destroyed. In addition, 5,000 pounds of processed marijuana was destroyed, along with 200 pounds of cannabis extract. Also seized were 19 firearms and approximately $210,000 cash.

Nineteen people were detained because of safety concerns, police said.

At the Caves Highway location, a large cannabis extraction lab was found, and a HAZMAT team was called in to remove 2,000 gallons of solvent and other hazardous materials, because of “the explosive/flammable nature of these extraction labs,” according to the news release from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.