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296 Marijuana Plants Seized in Tok


February 22, 2017
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Fairbanks, Alaska - The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) in Fairbanks received a tip on February 14th regarding an alleged illegal marijuana grow operation at a residence near milepost 1316 of the Alaska Highway. The following day, investigators with Fairbanks SDEU traveled to Tok to begin working the case with the assistance of the local Alaska State Troopers Post.

Troopers arrived on the property and contacted a man at the residence. According to a press release, troopers noticed a strong odor of marijuana while they were on the property. The resident was cooperative with troopers on scene and gave consent for the property to be searched and illegal marijuana plants to be seized.

Investigators located 296 marijuana plants in different stages of growth in a large shop adjacent to the residence. Also located was 10 pounds of processed marijuana packaged into quarter ounce bags. The plants and the processed marijuana were seized. The total street value of the marijuana (product and plants) is estimated at about $604,000.

Charges were forwarded to the Fairbank's District Attorney's Office. The unidentified residents was charged with three counts of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance 3, a class B felony.


On the Web:

The Marijuana Control Board
Legalities of marijuana for both personal use and commercial use


Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Alaska Department of Public Safety



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