[8/3/16] Badger Mountain Illegal Marijuana Grow Busted
After weeks of surveillance by our investigations team, The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office SRT raided this illegal marijuana grow on Badger Mountain at approximately 6:00 AM this morning. The location was near the end of Redfield Rd. approximately four miles from Badger Mountain Rd. There were about 646 plants with a street value of approximately $840,000. The suspects had been living in a shack with filthy conditions. They were not at the scene when the Deputies arrived. The team also located a flatbed truck used to haul water to the plants, generators for lights, a bulldozer used to clear the land, and a .40 cal pistol. The property was seized as items used to facilitate an illegal drug grow/trade. The owners may come forward to claim the property and request a hearing to have it returned. I am extremely proud of my team for their work on this case. A large scene like this means the deputies and evidence techs worked long hours in the heat to ensure a proper investigation. They did outstanding work. I also appreciate the assistance from the DEA and the Washington Liquor and Cannabis board.
Tune in to tomorrow morning’s news on KOZI, when Jay Witherbee shares more from Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal on this incident.