Sheriff's deputies arrest five, seize pot and heroin

ROGUE RIVER — Sheriff's deputies arrested five people on drug possession and manufacture charges Sunday after finding heroin and marijuana in a home on East Evans Creek Road.

Police said they found the drugs after tracking Clinton David Willoughby, 20, who was wanted on a warrant, to a home in the 2800 block of East Evans Creek Road at about 10 p.m. Saturday.

As they approached the house, Jackson County sheriff's deputies and Rogue River police saw a light on in a garage separate from the home. They looked through a window and saw what appeared to be equipment for growing and processing marijuana.

After determining the house was not a registered medical marijuana grow site, police obtained a search warrant and returned at 3:39 a.m. Sunday, where they made five arrests and seized heroin, marijuana, weapons, bags, logbooks and manufacturing equipment.

"It was a fairly large amount of heroin and moderate amounts of marijuana," said sheriff's Capt. Monte Holloway, who said exact amounts had not yet been confirmed.

Police arrested Willoughby on a charge of heroin possession and on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a previous heroin possession charge. Eulalio Lopez, Jr., 26, was arrested on a charge of heroin possession. Court records show Lopez has a prior conviction for possession of methamphetamine.

Dannen Fox, 22, was arrested on an out-of-county probation violation, though it's not known from which county. Tyler Jacob Renfro, 22, was lodged on charges of possession, distribution and manufacture of heroin and marijuana. Michelle Suzanne Brooks, 28, was arrested on charges of failure to appear on cases stemming from possession of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills. Court records show she has been convicted of past heroin and methamphetamine possession. Renfro also has been convicted of heroin possession, records show.

Brooks was being held on $22,000 bail and Lopez was being held without bail. Willoughby, Fox and Renfro were not listed in the jail as of Monday morning.

Police have forwarded the evidence and information on to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office for consideration of official charges.

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