A big pot bust up the Tumwater Tuesday…
Officials from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia River Drug Task Force, Washington State Patrol, and others took around 3,350 pot plants, three to four feet tall in the Tumwater Canyon. Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum said authorities had their eye on this grow since early August.
Harum said it looks like growers abandoned the pot operation weeks ago, and thinks there’s a pretty good reason for that, since a related grow site was also recently raided.
Harum added the area is heading into the marijuana harvest season, so if you’re a hunter or hiker who stumbles on a grow operation, do the smart thing and get out of there.
The CCSO also took out 4,756 plants in the Preston Creek area, up the Entiat River drainage that same day. They believe the two are connected.