MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement task force seized a half-pound of meth and arrested a man at a cabin east of Ashland.

Joseph Parker, 52, of Gold Hill, was arrested near Howard Prairie Lake last week, according to documents filed in Jackson County Circuit Court.

On March 13, authorities arrested Parker’s wife, Amanda Parker, 40, on drug charges at their home in Gold Hill, where police say they seized small amounts of meth, scales, packaging, drug records and cash. Joseph Parker wasn’t home, The Mail Tribune reported.

Police say the investigation into the Parkers began in 2017, when police say they seized nearly a pound of meth in Eagle Point.

Joseph Parker was lodged Friday in the Jackson County Jail on $1 million bail on suspicion of manufacturing, delivering and possessing methamphetamine.

Amanda Parker remained held on $215,000 bail on similar meth charges, along with a forgery charge accusing her of passing counterfeit bank bills in July 2016. It wasn't immediately known if either have attorneys.

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