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Two Indicted for Growing 5,000 Marijuana Plants on Federal Lands

SEP 05 (MEDFORD, Ore) – Today, two defendants were indicted by a grand jury in relation to a marijuana grow on federal land in Jackson County. Humberto Salgado-Salgado, 36, and Juan Albert Lopez-Moroyoqui, 50, were charged with conspiracy and manufacturing marijuana.  In addition, Lopez-Moroyoqui was charged with being an alien who illegally returned to the United States after being deported for a drug related conviction.

Salgado-Salgado and Lopez-Moroyoqui were arrested in the marijuana grow on Forest Service Land in rural Jackson County, Oregon on August 18, 2014.  Federal and State agents served a search warrant and seized approximately 5,000 marijuana plants.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Forest Service, and the Department of Homeland Security.


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