HUGE Seattle Drug Bust Nets 783 Lbs. of Dope, Plants Worth $10 Million
King County Sheriff's and Seattle police said Thursday they've seized 783 pounds of dried pot, and enough plants to be worth $10 million dollars following an extensive drug sweep last week.
After getting tips, and conducting surveillance, narcotics units raided 10 homes in Lakewood, unincorporated parts of King County, Auburn, Seattle, Pacific, Federal Way and Renton.
At the homes, they found $10 million worth of active pot plants (7600), and 783 lbs of dried marijuana. According to Fox Q-13 TV, officials want to have the ten homes, 4 vehicles, a 32-foot RV and $200,000 in cash forfeited to the government. That's because they claim they were purchased or financed in part from the profits from the drugs.
Q-13 says attorneys for some of the defendants say they are of Chinese origin, and due to confusion, may have believed they were growing legal pot under the law passed a couple of years ago. No word on how many people were actually arrested.