385 marijuana plants at activist's burgled home

A spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Office says deputies found 385 marijuana plants at the home of a medical marijuana activist who was in a shootout with robbers.

Sgt. John Urquhart said investigators also found marijuana products such as butter, baked goods and paraphernalia. Deputies have no plans to arrest activist Steve Sarich but will forward their findings to the prosecutor’s office.

Sarich suffered minor wounds when robbers broke into his home early Monday. One fired a shotgun, and pellets hit his face and arm. Sarich fired a handgun at one robber, sending him to Harborview Medical Center in intensive care.

Sarich runs CannaCare, an organization that provides marijuana plants to patients. He said Tuesday morning that many of the plants were new cuttings and likely had not yet developed roots.

The Associated Press