Police impersonators visit pot grow

Cannabis harvest season is in full swing.

But for some growers, that means trouble.

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office took a call Thursday from a grower in the Murphy area who says four people posing as police came to his property to see his marijuana.

A Murphy resident who prefers not to be named says he is paranoid and concerned.

He says groups of people keep terrorizing his property trying to get ahold of his medical marijuana.

But yesterday, one group took it to the next level.

One Murphy resident who doesn’t want to be identified experiences chronic pain after having about six surgeries.

His answer?

“I got into medical marijuana and I feel better and healthier,” he said.

But for about four years, several people have tried to steal his plants.

He purchased security cameras and uses his dogs to scare strangers away.

But yesterday, a group of men did more than hop a fence.

“Two guys got out telling me that they was police officers and asked me if I had my medical marijuana card,” he said.

After pointing out his card, he told them he had 10 plants.

“And they asked me if they could see my plants and I told them no,” he said.

That’s when two more men got out of the car and said… “we could do this the hard way.”

When they didn’t present any ID, he called police.

Though the men quickly left, they told him they’d be back, but with a search warrant.

Knowing that won’t happen, he has a message for the impersonators.

“Don’t go around and rob people’s medication, ya know. I mean, people need this stuff,” he said.

He hopes his fellow growers will be more aware after hearing his story so the impersonators don’t succeed.

Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel told us via text today that right now they’re not investigating.


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