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November 20, 2021 12:00 p.m. 

The Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Team seized what officials called “an epic amount” of marijuana in White City on Thursday.

A release said depending on where it would be exported to, the drugs seized have a conservative street value of $500 million.

A search warrant was served in the 1300 block of Antelope Road. The location consisted of 5 industrial-sized warehouses zoned for commercial use. Over 100 individuals were initially detained, identified, interviewed, and released. Several were migrant workers living on-site in subpar living conditions without running water.

The release said during the operation, which spanned over two days, approximately 500,000 pounds were seized, along with a firearm. OSP said it is a very involved investigation and will be ongoing for several weeks. More information will be released when it becomes available.

The OSP SWR DES team was assisted by other law enforcement organizations in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties.



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