The Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force seized more than 200 marijuana plants and a large amount of processed marijuana from two separate Vancouver homes this week, according to a release.
Authorities believe the suspects were attempting to grow the marijuana in a manner that appeared in accordance with medical marijuana laws but actually planned to sell it, according to the release issued by Commander Mike Cooke.
At one home, the entire house was being used to grow marijuana and no one actively lived there, according to the release. Two hundred plants taken from the home were believed to be worth about $300,000. No suspects in association with the grow have been arrested.
Jesse M. Sanders, 29, was arrested and booked at the Clark County Jail on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana with intent to deliver. Eight mature plants and processed marijuana was seized at his location home, totaling about 25 pounds. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $62,500.