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Police discover 'pot bunker' in Eagle Creek
Investigators found several rooms of pot hidden underground in a bunker after a major marijuana bust in Clackamas County. Deputies raided the home off Jackknife Road in Eagle Creek.
KOIN Local 6 obtained video from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office showing dozens of marijuana plants. There are were grow lights, a plumbing network, even a ventilation system - all on a concrete underground foundation. Deputies said the entrance to the bunker was hidden behind a bookshelf in Mark and Corrine Noah's garage.
"It was grown entirely in a series of rooms that were under the garage in a hidden basement," said Sgt. James Rhodes with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
The bunker is something neighbors in Eagle Creek say the two hid well. The Benders across the street had no idea what was going on when the home was raided Jan. 20.
"It was crazy there were so many cop cars I didn't even know what to think," said Jessica Bender. "We were all kind of freaked out and there was a cop car sitting in out driveway so we couldn't really leave. It was really scary."
Narcotics detectives with the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force worked for several weeks to uncover the marijuana operation.
- This story was provided by KOIN Local 6, news partner of The Pamplin Media Group