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Four Arrested for Gang-Related Activity

search warrantWHITE CITY, Ore. — A spike in gang activity in White City led law enforcement to serve four search warrants Wednesday morning.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement have been working together for a couple of weeks investigating recent gang activity, which includes two drive-by shootings and a fight involving a teenager with a loaded handgun.

Wednesday morning, SWAT units from the sheriff’s office and Medford Police served four search warrants in White City–two on Antelope Road, one on Falcon Drive and one on Isabella Way. These search warrants were served after a  fight Tuesday night, which resulted in three people being arrested at the time, and a fourth person arrested Wednesday morning. Police believe at least two of them are among four people wanted in a drive-by shooting earlier this month.

“Everybody was taken into custody without incident, but it took quite an effort with the amount of residences and based on that threat level that we discussed,” said Medford Police Dept. Chief Brett Johnson.

Investigators seized several items related to the drive-by shooting in the suspects’ homes. However, no drugs or guns were seized.  All four suspects are associated with the Sureños gang.

The sheriff’s office said investigators are working with the district attorney’s office to determine specific charges related to the drive-by shooting.

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