Two arrested at pot grow near Grants Pass
The Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team says they seized and destroyed more than 4,000 plants and made two arrests at the site of an alleged illegal pot grow at a former golf course in Grants Pass.
Chen Shu-Momg, 34, and Qike Wen, 36, were each arrested on a felony charge of unlawfully manufacturing marijuana stemming from a Tuesday raid in the 300 block of Mountain Greens Lane — the former site of Red Mountain Golf Course — according to a release issued by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.
Five other individuals were detained for safety concerns.
During the raid, in which JMET worked with Oregon State Police troopers, Grants Pass based narcotics officers through the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement task force and Josephine County Code Enforcement, investigators say they seized 4,537 allegedly illegal marijuana plants.
The investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff’s office.
No charges had yet been filed against Shu-Momg or Wen as of Wednesday morning, Josephine County Circuit Court records showed.
Shu-Momg and Wen were each booked in the Josephine County Jail Tuesday on the single felony marijuana manufacture charge. As of Wednesday morning, the two suspects were no longer listed as inmates.