On 9-20-18 (Thursday) the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation at 17350 Patricia Lane which is north of Merrill, OR. Identified in the investigation were Jared Burger (35 years of age) and Audrey Roe (37 years of age) who were suspected of growing marijuana illegally. The two were charged with Manufacturing a Controlled Substance-Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana and cited to appear in court on October 22, 2018. There were no medical marijuana cards associated with the residence and per Oregon law “4” plants per household are allowed; “526” plants were seized and destroyed.
In another investigation conducted the same day a second illegal grow operation was discovered in the same area and an additional “12” plants were seized leaving the residence with the number of plants allowed under laws related to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The address, names, and legal action against those contacted will not be released pending further investigation.
In a third investigation conducted the same day an illegal grow operation was discovered at 7706 Donegal Ave, Klamath Falls, OR and “15” plants were seized by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office leaving the “4” plants allowed per household under Oregon law. The names and legal action of those contacted will not be released pending further investigation.
In total “553” illegal marijuana plants were seized and destroyed on Thursday by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. (See attached photos)
“The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone to know there are legal options available for them to grow marijuana and if they would just do that they would not be subject to investigation, criminal charges, and seizure of their crops. Rampant abuse of the legal system allowing for marijuana use and production is the norm and we will continue to root out illegal growers using funds made available through a grant from the State of Oregon”
-Sheriff Chris Kaber