Real estate agent arraigned for fraud, marijuana charges
A real estate agent based in Grants Pass was arraigned Wednesday in Josephine County District Court for fraud and illegal marijuana charges.
Tyra Polly Ann Foxx, 41, of Rogue River, has also been indicted for first-degree forgery, hindering prosecution of a marijuana trafficker, two counts of unlawful manufacture of a marijuana item and tampering with physical evidence.
The indictment from a Josephine County Grand Jury contends that Foxx has been involved with an “organized crime operation.”
The probable cause statement alleges the defendant committed two counts of unlawful manufacturing of a marijuana item by helping to secure property in the 1100 block of Panther Gulch Road, in Williams, to illegally manufacture nearly 72,000 marijuana plants.
Foxx also is accused of attempting to obtain permits for growing hemp from the Oregon Department of Agriculture for property in the 1500 block of Thompson Creek Road after it was determined to be an illegal marijuana grow site. Those plants were destroyed as directed by the search warrant.
Also according to the probable cause statement, Foxx is accused of having altered a lease and lien documents for the Panther Gulch Road property to avoid prosecution and civil forfeiture, as well as having created false leases and property construction liens to prevent county civil forfeiture.
“The more paperwork you have in the property the better,” she stated after having someone send a lien document on the Panther Gulch property. “We should sign the listing papers as well give them as many hoops as we can, construction liens, small claims judgement bla bla bla.”
The indictment states that Foxx sought to hinder “prosecution, conviction, prosecution or punishment,” as well as having aided Jose Orozco, to secure and protect the proceeds and benefits of an illegal marijuana growing operation.
The lone misdemeanor charge, tampering with physical evidence, stems from having produced the falsified lien and lease agreements.
She was arrested Oct. 19 and released on $50,000 bail.
Foxx’s case is scheduled for a status check hearing on Feb. 22, 2022.