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.