Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

March 20, 2014


It has been an interesting third full week in the month of March when it comes to criminal aliens here in the State of Oregon.

This week we put another face to alien crime in the state for your radio listeners — the third most common alien criminal activity that occurs in our state — drug crimes.

On Friday, March 7, 2014 Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement (MADGE) investigators and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents received a tip on Ivan Rojas-Hernandez, age 29, a Salem, Oregon resident. Law enforcement officials were able to make contact with him at a bus stop in Central Point, Oregon. During the bus stop, MADGE investigators discovered 9.24 pounds of methamphetamine in Rojas-Hernandez’s travel bag.

After the discovery of the meth, Rojas-Hernandez was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail in Medford where he faces charges of unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine.

Since Ivan Rojas-Hernandez (SID #: 20561539) has been incarcerated at the county jail, ICE agents monitoring jail intakes placed an immigration detainer on him (See link).

Some fast facts:

– The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) on February 1, 2014 had 1,154 criminal aliens incarcerated for various crimes with immigration detainers;

– Jackson County Circuit Courts have sent 48 of the 1,154 criminal aliens (4.16 percent of the aliens) currently serving time in the DOC prison system;

– The self-declared country of origin of the 48 aliens sent to prison from Jack County, 87.50 percent Mexican nationals.

Lars, the third full week of March and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show FM 101.1 radio listeners.



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