OLYMPIA –Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) officers served a search warrant April 14, 2017 on a Tacoma residence that was growing marijuana without a license. The illegal grow was located at 5018 North 9th Street, Tacoma WA, less than three blocks from Wilson High School.
LCB Enforcement officers identified and seized 438 plants, nearly half of which were within days of harvest, dried flower, approximately five pounds of bubble hash, and other marijuana products being processed for sale. In addition to the marijuana products officers seized clones, grow lights, ballasts, fans, and a firearm with the serial number filed off. The location was not licensed by the LCB as a marijuana producer or registered as a medical cooperative. LCB officers will be recommending charges against both residents for illegal production of a controlled substance. The illegal production of a controlled substance is a felony.
The LCB’s Marijuana Enforcement Unit received a request for assistance from the Tacoma Police Department (TPD) regarding the illegal marijuana grow. The operation was discovered after TPD previously broke up an attempted burglary at the residence resulting in the arrest of three suspects. LCB enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for the home which was served in conjunction with TPD. LCB Officers seized the marijuana and growing equipment and entered it into evidence.
Selected photo images from the grow operation are available via these links: pesticides/applicator, grow 1, grow 2.