Man was a no-show on meth indictment

Man was a no-show on meth indictment

EDITOR'S NOTE: Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon, in cooperation with the Mail Tribune and KTVL Channel 10, is participating in "Meth Watch," a program intended to combat the manufacture and sale of methamphetamine in Southern Oregon. Each week, Meth Watch focuses on a person wanted by Jackson or Josephine county law-enforcement agencies for delivery and/or manufacture of methamphetamine.

Oscar Ricardo Reyes is wanted by Medford police for failure to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court on charges of manufacturing, delivering and possessing methamphetamine. Bail on the warrant is $50,000.

Reyes, whose last known address was in the 3100 block of Medford's Connell Avenue, was indicted in April 2001 but failed to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court to hear the charges against him. Reyes was arrested on the 2001 warrant in March and released on $50,000 bail after almost a month in jail. He scheduled a June 1 hearing to change his plea in the case, but again failed to appear in court.

Reyes is described as a 30-year-old Hispanic man standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and a pierced left ear.

The words "Brown Nation" are tattooed on his back, the letters "BN" on his upper right arm and the words "LA and "Rabbitt" on his upper left arm. Three skulls are tattooed on his left forearm, and the images of a girl and a clown face, along with the number 13, are tattooed on his right forearm.

Reyes may be using the alias of Oscar Ricardo Reyes-Melendez, variations of his name, or street names of "Doper," "Hero" or "Poke." The picture shown in today's newspaper was taken March 5.

If you have seen Reyes or have information concerning his whereabouts, please contact Crime Stoppers at 800-3-DETECT (800-333-8328) and refer to case MT-326 MW.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case or any other unsolved criminal activity. Callers can remain anonymous. The reward is sponsored by Sonitrol of Eugene.

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