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Neighbor complaints lead to raid, meth arrest

Neighbor complaints about a possible east Medford drug house led to a mid-morning raid today where more than 33 grams of methamphetamine were seized and the house's resident jailed on drug charges.

Taken into custody during the 10:30 a.m. warrant service on the 1400 block of Crown Avenue was Scott Hosea Hunter, 45.

Hunter was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on one count each of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacturing of methamphetamine, according to jail records. He was being held on more than $1 million bail.

The search warrant was based on numerous neighbor complaints as well as outside intelligence developed by Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators, according to MADGE.

Along with the drugs, police found scales, packaging materials, a firearm and other undisclosed evidence, according to MADGE.

The house was within 1,000 feet of both Roosevelt Elementary School and Hedrick Middle School, according to MADGE.

Hunter previously had a 2002 marijuana citation and a 2006 misdemeanor theft conviction in Oregon, court records show.

Scott Hosea Hunter