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Organized Marijuana Grow Operation Busted

October 16, 2015

For more information contact:
David Leibman, Public Information Office
r, 425-430-7573
Case 15-11590

Millions in Illegal Marijuana, Cash, Luxury Cars, and Weapons Recovered

Renton, Washington – Following an anonymous tip, several houses were raided yesterday as part of a two month long Renton Police Department investigation into an organized criminal marijuana growing operation.

Over sixty officers from multiple local and federal law enforcement agencies took part in serving the early morning search warrants.

SWAT and investigative teams searched eight houses in several neighborhoods throughout south Seattle and Renton. Inside the homes, Investigators discovered over three thousand marijuana plants, over one hundred and fifty pounds of processed marijuana, sophisticated growing and processing equipment, approximately $440,000 in cash, and a handgun. Eight vehicles were seized including two luxury SUV’s. The value of the marijuana alone was estimated to exceed two million dollars.

Several people were detained during the raid and two men, ages 46 and 32, were arrested in connection with running the operation.
The investigation is still ongoing.