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Officials say a search warrant executed last month resulted in the seizure of thousands of marijuana plants.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Law enforcement officials seized thousands of marijuana plants while executing a search warrant Sept. 22 at 13275 N.W. Jackson School Road in North Plains.Law enforcement officials announced Thursday, Oct. 7, they recently seized thousands of marijuana plants and hundreds of pounds of dried marijuana from an illegal grow operation in North Plains.

The seizure occurred after the Washington County Sheriff's Office's Tactical Negotiations Team and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's SWAT team executed a search warrant at 13275 N.W. Jackson School Road on Sept. 22, officials said Thursday.

The 29-acre property, including a 6,000-square-foot house, 5,000-square-foot barn and 13,000-square-foot horse arena, was converted to facilitate the illegal grow operation, officials said.

Investigators seized more than 800 pounds of dried marijuana, 5,719 marijuana plants, an estimated $500,000 in grow equipment and $22,000 in U.S. currency.

Officials estimated the street value of the marijuana at more than $6.5 million.

Details of the investigation have been forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney's Office, officials said.

Deputy Brian van Kleef, a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office, said no arrests have been made in connection with the seizure.

He added that people at the property when law enforcement executed the warrant were detained and questioned.

The warrant came as part of an ongoing investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office's Westside Interagency Narcotics team, which is made up of multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, officials said.COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - An aerial photo of a property at 13275 N.W. Jackson School Road in North Plains where law enforcement officials executed a search warrant Sept. 22 at an illegal marijuana grow operation.


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