The federal government is attempting to seize two properties near Medford that were used to grow medical marijuana. The Mail Tribune reports federal prosecutors filed forfeiture papers Wednesday in federal court in Portland against land where James Bowman grew High Hopes marijuana.
The properties in the Applegate Valley were raided in September by DEA agents who pulled up more than 800 plants and seized more than 400 pounds of dried marijuana. Bowman has not been charged with a crime.
The properties include a residence owned by Bowman's girlfriend, valued at $173,000, and a nearby rented piece of property valued at $1.27 million. The owner said Bowman told him not to worry about federal seizure because he was following the letter of Oregon's medical marijuana program.