Mason /Jefferson County - Troopers recovered 70 marijuana plants in various stages of growth early Thursday morning after they received information of a grow operation at a residence in Brinnon.
Trooper Matt Wood was on patrol in the Lake Cushman area around 8:00 pm on Thursday night when he was flagged down by a 66 year-old Brinnon man who said he had been threatened with a shotgun by his wife. Troopers, along with Mason County Sheriff’s Deputies contacted a motor home in the Lake Cushman Recreational Park, where they located the man’s wife, a 38 year-old from Brinnon. While contacting the motor home troopers discovered six mature marijuana plants. The woman was arrested possession of marijuana and taken to the Mason County Jail by deputies.
During the course of the investigation, troopers learned that the woman had a marijuana grow operation at her residence in Brinnon. Shortly after 4:00 am, a search warrant was served at the woman’s residence on Duckabush Road. Troopers removed 64 potted marijuana plants in various stages of growth. Several plants were starter plants, some were in the middle stages of growth, while others were ready for harvest. Troopers also removed two shotguns from the residence, as well as various pieces of equipment used in a marijuana grow operation. The value of the marijuana was estimated at 70,000 dollars.
The woman was booked into the Mason County Jail on charges Possession with Intent to Manufacture Marijuana and charges of Domestic Violence were referred to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s office.