Police: Seven people arrested in latest drug bust in Grants Pass


Seven people were arrested in an early morning drug bust in Grants Pass on Wednesday.

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety SWAT team worked with RADE to arrest the people inside a home on Cloverlawn Dr. and Panoramic Loop. An investigation was launched after a heroin possession arrest made earlier this week by a patrol officer who investigated a suspicious vehicle.

"An arrest was made of an individual that was in possession of heroin and a firearm," Lt. Todd Moran said. "The RADE team took that, worked it backwards to where the residence was and where the supply of heroin was coming from."

According to Lt. Moran, the home had been on RADE's radar for a while due to complaints by neighbors.

When officers arrived at the home they found a large quantity of Methamphetamine, heroin, scales, packaging materials, cash, and other evidence related to drug sales, three firearms were seized, and a Butane Honey Oil (BHO) lab was dismantled.

Several ounces of BHO made and processed at the location, say detectives.

Cloverlawn Dr. closed down for about 30 minutes while the operation took place and has been open since.

Five people associated with the residence were lodged into the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

Wilson P. Christopher, 32, was arrested for possession PCS/DCS/MCS Methamphetamine and Heroin, Felon in Possession of a firearm, MCS/PCS Marijuana Extract (BHO).

Brian P. Rising, 32, was arrested for FTA PCS Heroin and FTA Theft III; out of GPDPS.

Emily C. Toledo, 22, was arrested for 4 Warrants for FTA Heroin, Meth and PCS Schedule II, FTA Theft III,FTA PCS Heroin out of GPDP and FTA Theft III out of Josephine County.

Joshua S. McFadden, 31, was arrested for Probation Violation Detainer out of Jackson County.

Ashley N. Bolen, 31, was arrested for FTA– Burglary II, PCS Meth x2, Criminal Trespass I x3, FTA Criminal Trespass I; both warrants out of Jackson County.

Additional charges for the other people inside the home will be determined by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 541-955-6379.

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