Marijuana grow discovered in La Pine home
Mar 03,2009 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

LA PINE, Ore. – Drug agents today announced that marijuana plants and cash were seized last Thursday from a La Pine manufactured home in the Lazy River South neighborhood.

Detectives discovered 67 marijuana plants – CODE photo 
A marijuana growing operation was discovered at 52900 Bridge Dr. in La Pine – CODE photo 

Bend Police Lt. John Gautney, working in consort with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, said detectives aided by Oregon State Police troopers raided the home of 60-year old Anita Christine Ryan at 52900 Bridge Drive.

An investigation determined that Ryan had a grow operation in the home and had allegedly been selling to other persons, the news release stated.

67 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, weight scales and about $900 in cash believed to be proceeds from marijuana sales were seized.

Ryan arrived home during execution of the search warrant but was not taken into custody “due to her special circumstances”, Gautney said without further explanation. “The case is being referred to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution,” he added.

Pending charges may include unlawful manufacture, delivery and possession of marijuana.