OSP: Tip leads to deer poaching arrests

EAGLE POINT, Ore. -- A man and his wife were arrested by troopers after an investigation into a deer poaching case, according to Oregon State Police.

Officials say that in early December, a large trophy buck deer was shot and killed off Crow Foot Road in Jackson County.

After the story was released, a tip was recieved by fish and game troopers that led to them getting a search warrant for the home of Robert Matthew Martin, 35, and his wife Jessica B. Martin, 24.

OSP says they found three buck deer heads, several weapons, over two pounds of marijuana and other evidence from the residence.

Robert was taken into custody and lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of unlawful possession of a game animal, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of marijuana and three counts of taking a deer during closed season.

His wife Jessica was cited and released for taking a deer during closed season, among other wildlife offenses.

The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division encourages anyone with information on deer poaching or other wildlife-related crimes to call the Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) line at 1-800-452-7888.