8th March 2011
A multi–agency drug-enforcement group arrested a Cave Junction man and his girlfriend and seized more than 250 pounds of marijuana worth $500,000 on Monday, the Oregon State Police reported.
The Rogue Area Drug Enforcement team was led to Raymon Sylvester during an investigation. Detectives found the 43-year-old in possession of three pounds of marijuana when they arrested him on Highway 199 near Dowell Road in Grants Pass.
After getting a warrant to search Sylvester’s house in
the 6400 block of Rockydale Road, investigators found the man’s marijuana stash, as well as more than 90 marijuana plants, four handguns, five rifles and an unspecified amount of cash. They also arrested Sylvester’s girlfriend, 48-year-old Christilef Rensfield, at the property.
Sylvester is being held at Josephine County Jail on the charges of unlawful possession and distribution and manufacture of marijuana. Rensfield is in jail on the same charges, as well as for interfering with a police officer and resisting arrest. The drug-enforcement team is composed of officials from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, the Oregon State Police, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office and the Josephine County Community Corrections Department.
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