Officers raid marijuana clinics in Eugene, Medford
EUGENE, Ore. - Officers led two women led out of a Eugene medical marijuana dispensary in handcuffs on Thursday after a search the same day as law enforcement in Medford executed search warrants on 3 similar organizations there.
Sgt. Erik Fisher with Oregon State Police said the raids were "separate but related." He declined to elaborate.
Fisher said the local Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at The Greener Side, 1601 Oak Street, and another location as part of an investigation into unlawful delivery of marijuana.
"You can't sell marijuana. So if you sell marijuana by the gram or the pound, it's unlawful," Fisher told KVAL News, "and you certainly can't run a business establishment and sell marijuana."
Police arrested Chelsea Hopkins, 25, and Jill Tanner, 32, on charges of unlawful delivery of marijuana.
Fisher told KVAL News it's against the law to sell marijuana for a profit. Investigators think The Greener Side was profiting from marijuana, Fisher said.
He said two women were in custody and that officers were looking for a man.
The DEA confirmed that their agency was working with local law enforcement in Medford. KTVL-TV reports law enforcement there executed 8 search warrants on three marijuana organizations there.
However, the DEA spokeswoman in Seattle said she was not aware of agents taking part in any enforcement action in Eugene.
This is a developing story. Watch KVAL News and KVAL.com for updates