Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Pat Wolke sentenced 34-year-old Sky Anthony Shipman today to three years and two months in prison for dealing heroin, cocaine and marijuana out of his Wolf Creek home.
On June 13, 2012, officers from the Medford Police Department, Rogue Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team, Oregon State Police and Grants Pass Public Safety raided Shipman’s property in the 3600 block of Leland Road where they allegedly located $70,000 in stolen property and a 38 firearm cache of guns as well as heroin, cocaine and marijuana. The stolen property included a Kubota trailer stolen from Central Equipment in Medford as well as another vehicle, two motorcycles, three trailers and a large amount of tools. Detectives said the items were taken from counties across southern Oregon including Josephine, Jackson, Douglas and Klamath.
Shipman posted bail and was released but was eventually apprehended once again by authorities during a raid at his residence on Jan. 24, 2013, by the Oregon State Police. Troopers located an additional 15 guns and various drugs including heroin, meth, marijuana and prescription pills.
Shipman pled guilty today to manufacture of meth, heroin, cocaine and marijuana, delivery of meth and two counts of criminal forfeiture. Judge Wolke also ordered him to surrender drug proceeds in the amount of $6,779.
Charges in the theft case are still pending against Shipman and he is awaiting trial in Jackson County.