Investigators seize 220 marijuana plants from West Bend home, arrest suspect
WASHINGTON COUNTY — Investigators seized 220 marijuana plants during the execution of a search warrant in West Bend late last week. Now, a 56-year-old West Bend man faces multiple charges in connection with this case.
The accused was taken into custody on Friday, May 13th at his West Bend home. He now faces charges including manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $10,000 cash bond.
The plants seized by officials were in various stages of development — from just started to mature. A large quantity of ballasts, lighting equipment, timers and other marijuana growing equipment were also seized.
The search warrant was obtained by the Washington County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Group (Drug Unit). The search warrant was served by the West Bend Police SRT. The Drug Unit was assisted at the scene by Sheriff’s Office detectives.
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