On Aug. 4, deputies siezed $,700 marijuana plants estimated to be worth over $4 million. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office/courtesy

Deputies seize $4 million worth of illegal marijuana plants

PORT ORCHARD — Acting on information from patrol deputies, detectives served a search warrant Aug. 4 at a residence in the 12700 block of Bear Track Lane Southwest, Port Orchard, and seized a large indoor/outdoor marijuana growing operation, according to Kitsap County Sheriff’s officials.

Detectives located more than 4,700 marijuana plants outside on the property and in a detached building. Additionally, more than 20 firearms were found in the main residence.

The seized marijuana had an estimated street value of more than $4 million , officials said.

A 56-year old Port Orchard man was arrested at the scene and subsequently booked into the Kitsap County Correctional Facility on various charges.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office, the Special Investigations Unit, the West Sound Enforcement Team and the Kitsap County SWAT team assisted with the search of the property and the arrest.

WestNET is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force funded by the United States Department of Justice. The Task Force jurisdiction includes Kitsap and Mason counties.

Information about possible drug activity can be reported anonymously to WestNET at 360- 337-7064.

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