Wednesday, March 20 2013, 04:17 PM CDT
Police find meth in suspected gang member's home
MEDFORD, Ore. -- A child has been placed with a family member after members of the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team found drugs in a Medford home.
Investigators served the search warrant on a home in the 2900 block of Stacie Way around 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the drug and gang task force.
Police found 11 grams of methamphetamine, scales and drug records. The home is within a 1,000 feet of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.
A four-year old boy lived in the home with his parents.
Police arrested the boy's father, 23-year-old Gabriel Perez, on the suspicion of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, child neglect, parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender.
Police say Perez has a rape conviction on his record and he had not registered as a sex offender.
The child's mother was cited and released for endangering the welfare of a child, according to the press release.
A 15-year-old girl was also living in the home, police said. She was arrested on the suspicion of possessing oxycodone. She is being held at the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Center.
Drug and gang task force investigators believe all three are members of the Norteno gang or associates of the gang.