A North Carolina man was arrested on multiple charges in Oregon earlier this month after a raid uncovered thousands of cannabis plants, firearms, and more than half a million dollars in cash.
Oregon State Police (OSP) executed a search warrant at an unlicensed indoor cultivation site in the 3900 block of Independence School Road in Medford on April 11 after a several-month-long investigation into black market exportation from Oregon to midwestern states.
During the raid, authorities discovered 14,497 cannabis plants which they removed and destroyed.
Investigators determined that fully-processed, the street value of the plants would be somewhere around $15 million.
Also seized during the raid were 29 firearms, 6,000 cannabis oil cartridges, 312 pounds of butane hash oil, 1,047 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, and an unspecified quantity of LSD.
A total of $557,448.00 in U.S. currency was also found at the raid site.
OSP arrested 24-year-old Gregory Martin Day on multiple felony drug and firearm charges and held him in Jackson County Jail on $97,500 bail.
One other suspect was detained before being identified and released.
According to Mail Tribune, Day is no longer an inmate at the jail.
The OSP Southwest Region Marijuana Team conducted the raid with assistance from Rogue Area Drug Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Fire District 5, the Major Crimes division of the Oregon State Police, and law enforcement members from Kansas and Illinois.