Oregon Narcotics Team Busts Massive Illegal Grow, 18,400 Pot Plants Seized
How much is too much?
Detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team in Oregon uncovered a substantial amount of illegal marijuana plants ready for harvest. 18,400 plants were seized from the grow operation in Glendale.
How did the bust go down?
On the night of April 7th, the narcotics team executed a search warrant on three warehouses in Glendale. About 4,100 pounds of processed marijuana were found ready for sale.
Workers were seen coming and going from the buildings.
Detectives witnessed a high volume of people in the area with materials and personnel being trucked in and out during late night hours.
Modifications were made to the buildings.
Air filtration systems and water lines were installed, and the windows were boarded up. It appears as if the occupants tried to mask the operation as best as they could.
When Police attempted to make contact with one of the people at the location, the person went inside and locked the doors.
After a search warrant was obtained, the narcotics team entered the building, where they encountered and arrested 29-year-old Eduardo Hernandez-Reyes.
Recently, two electrical fires were reported at the buildings. The fires were most likely due to an over-worked, poorly constructed electrical system.