MADGE nabs suspected drug dealer

A Jacksonville woman faces felony drug charges after a search warrant yielded close to a quarter-pound of methamphetamine inside her SUV, police say.

Marci Lynne Curtis, 49, is in the Jackson County Jail on more than $1 million bail after the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force arrested her midday Wednesday on drug manufacture, delivery and possession charges.

MADGE detectives stopped Curtis at 12:53 p.m. on Highway 238 near Pair A Dice Ranch Road, according to court documents filed in her case by police. A warrant served on the gold 1991 Nissan Pathfinder she was driving yielded more than 100 grams of a substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine, according to court documents filed by MADGE detectives in her case. Some of the suspected crystal meth was inside a "large bag," while others were inside smaller bags that police say were packaged for sale.

Inside the vehicle, MADGE detectives found digital scales, $612 cash and an unknown quantity hydrocodone, which the Jackson County District Attorney's office alleges that Curtis was also delivering.

Curtis is set to be arraigned in Jackson Circuit Court Thursday afternoon on felony charges that include delivering hydrocodone and manufacturing, delivering and possessing methamphetamine. She also faces a misdemeanor count of possessing hydrocodone and forfeiture of the cash.

Court records show that Curtis has prior convictions dating back more than a decade, including felony meth possession and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a minor in 2006, first-degree burglary in 2007, meth possession in 2011, and meth delivery and possession in 2013 and 2017 cases.

— Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or Follow him on Twitter at @MTCrimeBeat.

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