GOLD HILL, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office made a discovery while investigating a report of a stolen tractor on Friday in Gold Hill.
Patrol deputies found water being diverted to a neighboring illegal cannabis grow.
It happened on the 2900 block of Birdseye Creek Road Friday morning.
Police say around 1,600 gallons of water, a tractor, and a trailer were stolen from the suspect’s elderly neighbor.
46-year-old Joseph Allen Hope and 38-year-old Christopher Gene Lindsey were arrested on charges of first and second degree burglary, unlawful manufacture of a marijuana item, among other charges.
They were also issued citations totaling in $4,000.