Illegal marijuana grow busted in Burbank, nearly 1,200 plants seized
BURBANK, Wash. — Nearly 1,200 marijuana plants and 713 lbs of processed pot were seized from an illegal operation uncovered in Walla Walla County near its meeting point with the Tri-Cities.
According to the Walla Walla Police Department, the seizure took place around 9:30 a.m. PST on Sept. 19, 2022. Detectives from the region’s Drug and Gang Task Force teamed up with the Washington State Patrol Cannabis Eradication Response Team (CERT), Washington State Patrol (WSP) SWAT Team and the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) Task Force.
Together, they executed a search warrant at a property in the 100-block of Dusty Rd in Burbank. These teams located 1,191 illegal marijuana plants plus the aforementioned marijuana that was processed and ready for sale/consumption.
However, authorities did not specify whether they made contact with any connected individuals at the scene. It’s unclear if anyone has been arrested as a result of this bust.
This operation was established as part of an ongoing investigation from the CERT into illegal growing operations. Backup was provided by other regional law enforcement officials, though specific agencies were not named.
Although the sale of marijuana is legal in Washington state, there are strict regulations that have been installed through state law to ensure that these operations are being conducted safely and fairly.
This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are made public.
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