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Medford woman accused of pot scissors attack

A Medford woman is facing a string of charges after allegedly cutting a man with a pair of marijuana trimming scissors and possessing drugs.

Daylene Nicole Padilla, 33, entered not guilty pleas Friday to charges of second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon in reference to the snippers, unlawful use of an electric stun gun, possession of methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and unlawful import or export of a marijuana item. She has a pre-trial conference hearing set for May 14, according to Jackson County Circuit Court records.

Padilla is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $510,000 bail, according to Friday jail records.

On April 21 at Motel 6 on Biddle Road in Medford, Padilla cut a 24-year-old man with a pair of marijuana trimming scissors, causing a laceration to his arm and shoulder, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Marijuana trimming scissors are generally used to trim the leaves from around marijuana buds.

Padilla was taken into custody in her hotel room and consented to a search of her property, according to a second probable cause affidavit.

Medford police found packaged bags of methamphetamine, a digital scale and several empty plastic bags in the trash, the affidavit said.

The affidavits did not describe Padilla’s alleged use of the stun gun on the man, although an indictment said it happened on April 21.

From 2006 to 2013, Padilla was arrested on charges that included methamphetamine possession, reckless driving, fleeing from police and unauthorized use of a vehicle, court records show.

But by 2016, she was off drugs, had an apartment and was a full-time peer parent mentor for struggling parents at the Medford Family Nurturing Center, according to a Mail Tribune article about peer mentors.

In the article, Padilla said she suffered a number of traumatic events in her life, including witnessing her half-sister’s father commit suicide in her home when she was 6, regularly drinking alcohol with her biological father beginning at age 10, being introduced to meth at age 13 by her mother’s boyfriend and seeing her father shot and killed in front of a liquor store.

Padilla had lost custody of her first daughter after a two-year prison stint, but was parenting her second child at the time of the 2016 article.

Her life began to go wrong again by September 2017 when she was allegedly caught with a switchblade and charged with being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon and carrying a concealed weapon, according to court records.

Multiple arrests followed in 2018 for allegedly being a felon in possession of a hand-held Taser electric stun device, being a felon in possession of a switchblade, delivery of meth and heroin and repeated possession of meth and heroin, court records show.

The court cases that begin in 2017 have yet to be resolved, according to court records.

— Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her at www.twitter.com/VickieAldous.

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