Sweep sends Medford man back to jail for drugs

A Medford man remains in jail today after police said they discovered methamphetamine, cocaine, Ecstasy and a 9 mm handgun with the serial number scratched off at his home last week.

A Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team went to Elk Street home of David John Rendon, 29, at about 9 p.m. Friday, said Medford police Lt. Tim Doney, who heads MADGE.

The visit was part of a monthly sweep by probation officers from Jackson County Community Justice, who check in on offenders believed to be failing to comply with probation terms, Doney said.

A search of Rendon's home found a quarter pound of meth, valued at about $6,000, as well as small amounts of cocaine and Ecstasy. Officers also found the handgun.

Rendon was arrested on charges of possession, delivery and manufacture of meth; possession and delivery of Ecstasy; possession of cocaine; being a felon in possession of a firearm and altering the identification of a firearm, as well as a probation violation. He remains in jail today without bail.

— Anita Burke

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