49 pot plants found at a home in West Bend
WEST BEND - The Washington County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Group found nearly 50 marijuana plants and other drug paraphernalia at a property in West Bend.
The search warrant was executed Aug. 15 at 5855 Highway 144, and the sheriff's office found 49 pot plants, 7.62 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and various "sophisticated growing equipment."
A 54-year-old was arrested on charges of Manufacture/Delivery of Marijuana, Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The suspect is expected to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.
According to the Drug Unit, the street value for each plant could be up to $1000.