Newcastle police, sheriff’s office raid illegal grow operation

During the raid, one man was arrested and approximately 400 plants and several pounds of dried, processed marijuana were found. Courtesy of Newcastle Police Department.

  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:52pm
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From the City of Newcastle website.

From the City of Newcastle website.

From the Newcastle Police Department:

What started as a welfare check at a home in the 11700 Block of 77th Place in Newcastle, turned into a several month long investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of one adult male and the seizure and destruction of approximately 400 growing plants and several pounds of dried, processed marijuana.

Newcastle Police and Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office Special Emphasis Team raided and took down another illegal grow house operating in Newcastle today. During the raid, one man was arrested and approximately 400 plants and several pounds of dried, processed marijuana were found.

This is the second grow house taken down by Newcastle Police Department and King County Sheriffs Office in the past six months.

As previously stated, the growing and sale of marijuana are legal in Washington by licensed individuals. There are also some instances in which growing of marijuana for personal use is legal.

Grows like this one, of this size, that are not licensed are dangerous for many reasons. Just recently a house in South Seattle burned down and a man was killed at a similar illegal grow.

Newcastle police and KCSO will continue to go after these grows whenever necessary.

Other arrests are possible in this case and the house may be subject to seizure.

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