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Suspected heroin dealers arrested near school

A search warrant served Wednesday on a suspected drug house near an elementary school netted police dealer quantities of heroin and four arrests.

Haley Renee Keller, 27, and Kathryn Lee Glasscock, 33, are accused of bringing 2 ounces of heroin up from California with the intent to sell the drugs from a west Medford house near Washington Elementary School, according to court documents filed in Jackson County Circuit Court.

After serving a search warrant at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday at 612 Hamilton St., the multi-agency Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force arrested Keller and Glasscock on felony counts of manufacturing and delivering heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, and possessing heroin, and they arrested two others in the house on drug-possession charges.

During the search, police found more than 40 grams of black tar heroin in Keller’s purse, along with digital scales and packaging inside the house. In Glasscock’s purse, police found 7 grams of heroin.

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Glasscock is accused of driving Keller to California, where Keller allegedly picked up an eighth of a pound of heroin with the intent to break the drugs down into smaller quantities and sell it in Medford, according to admissions the pair allegedly made to detectives Wednesday.

Each gram of heroin typically amounts to 10 doses, according to police. Two ounces is 56.69 grams.

Keller, who has an Eagle Point address listed in court records, also has pending felony charges of supplying contraband and possessing methamphetamine on allegations she brought the drug into the jail in February. She remained lodged in the Jackson County Jail without bail for violating her parole on a prior conviction for possessing a forged instrument. She also has prior felony convictions for delivering heroin in 2016 and delivering methamphetamine in 2014, court records show.

Glasscock has pending felony charges for first-degree theft in a case from earlier this month. As of midday Thursday, she remained lodged in the Jackson County Jail on $65,000 bail.

Also arrested in the house were Michael Vincent Ward, 36, who was arrested on a felony drug-possession charge and misdemeanor warrants after police allegedly found a user-amount of heroin in his pocket; and Nicole Marie Chandler, 33, who was arrested for misdemeanor heroin possession.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at @MTCrimeBeat.

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