Jan 04,2008 00:00
A Bend Police community service officer called to a residence in northwest Bend on an unrelated call discovered evidence leading drug agents to eventually raid the home, arrest a 21-year old man, and seize 79 marijuana plants.
The CODE team discovered and seized 79 marijuana plants, one ounce of dried marijuana, packaging materials and weight scales, other equipment used to grow marijuana and over $500 in cash, the lieutenant reported.
“A conservative estimate on the potential street value would be over $70,000,” Gautney said.
Ian Smith, 21, was taken into custody without incident at his place of employment. He was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail where he is charged with possession, delivery and manufacture of marijuana, and for frequenting a place where controlled substances are kept or sold.