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CENTRAL POINT — Two men are in jail after police found more than five pounds of methamphetamine in their home, drugs the men are suspected of dealing to Rogue Valley residents, according to police.

Henry Diaz-Escobar, 26, and Geraldo Grenados, 19, both of Central Point, are held in the Jackson County Jail on charges of unlawful distribution and possession of methamphetamine. Diaz-Escobar is also held on a charge of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. His bail was set at more than $1 million, while Granados’ is set at $520,000.

“This was a significant target that was taken out,” said Lt. Kevin Walruff of the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force. “We’ve been watching them over the last few months and know them to be selling in the Rogue Valley area.”

On Monday, the task force served a search warrant at a trailer occupied by the two men in the 12000 block of Blackwell Road after a two-month investigation into suspected drug deals. While large quantities of illegal drugs are often in the Rogue Valley temporarily while traveling on Interstate 5 to distribution hubs such as Portland and Seattle, this amount was meant to be sold locally, Walruff said.

“We believe they were put here specifically to deal those drugs here,” Walruff said. “We have had larger, but those are generally interdiction stops that are headed through to go to larger municipalities.”

During a search of the trailer, police found 5-1/2 pounds of methamphetamine, $17,000 in cash believed to be from drug sales, scales and packaging. The seized meth had an approximate street value of $100,000, task force officials said.





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